The Role of Language Teacher Associations in Professional Development

  • Aymen Elsheikh
  • Christine Coombe
  • Okon Effiong

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. The History and Structure of Language Teacher Associations (LTAs)

  3. LTAs Forms of Professional Development

  4. Collaboration Between and Within LTAs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Peter Davidson, Christine Coombe
      Pages 133-146
    3. Arifa Rahman, Fatima Shahabuddin
      Pages 173-184
  5. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development

About this book


Providing a timely and much-needed resource on LTAs, the book helps readers recognize the importance and nature of teachers’ professional development, while also contributing to the process of educational change. In order to achieve a suitable level of educational and policy change, a research base for LTAs is called for. This book represents a step in the right direction, introducing readers to essential research on the central role of LTAs in language teachers’ development.

Although pre-service and in-service education programs, to be found at government and/or private institutions, are of great value, it is impossible to prepare teachers for all the challenges they will face throughout their careers. In response, many professional associations also provide a wide range of professional development activities for their teacher members.

The book will be of interest to language teachers, graduate students, teacher educators and researchers, educational leaders and policymakers, as well as teacher associations.


Professional Development of Language Teachers Language Teachers Language Teacher Associations Teacher Development EFL/ESL Language Teacher Education TESOL

Editors and affiliations

  • Aymen Elsheikh
    • 1
  • Christine Coombe
    • 2
  • Okon Effiong
    • 3
  1. 1.Liberal Arts ProgramTexas A&M University at QatarDohaQatar
  2. 2.General EducationHCT—Dubai Men’s CollegeDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.English Foundation ProgramQatar UniversityDohaQatar

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-00966-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-00967-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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