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Book: Surviving the Induction Years of Language Teaching

Chapter: Reflecting on First Year Principles

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.31246


This chapter outlines and discusses the topics related to principles that the novice ESL teacher reflected on during his first year. When teachers were encouraged to reflect on principles they become more aware of their assumptions, values and beliefs about teaching and learning, and as a result they became better able to make re-evaluations, modifications or complete changes to these. This chapter will outline the teacher’s reflections on these topics in detail especially the teacher’s beliefs.

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