Global and Local Trends in Foreign Language Teaching Training
Keywords:models of teacher education, foreign language teaching, foreign language teacher development in Colombia
This article presents the results of a study which included among its objectives the description of trends in the education of foreign language teachers in Colombia. To this end, a literature revision of global models in Foreign language teacher education was carried out and used as the framework for the analysis of the Foreign Language Methodology syllabi of seven universities that prepare Licenciados in Languages in the central and western regions of Colombia. A descriptive analysis ased on reading, comparing and contrasting data was carried out. The results show that there are no single models of eacher education in the programs because all syllabi are clectic. Also, it is evident that the workshop model Smagorinsky & Whitings, 1994), which combines theory with subsequent practice is the most commonly found, followed by the humanistic, behaviorist and cognitive models. Nonetheless, some syllabi also show activities oriented towards the reflective model.
Recibido: 16-02-09 / Aceptado: 26-05-09
How to reference this artticle:
cardenas Ramos, R. (2009). Tendencias globales y locales en la formación de docentes de lenguas extranjeras. Íkala.14(2), pp.71-106.