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Book: English Language Teacher Beliefs

Chapter: Introduction: Why Beliefs Matter and Outline of this Book

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.35779


This chapter introduces the topic, the format of the book, and outlines why it is important to understand English language teacher beliefs. The introduction is brief, but serves to set up the remaining chapters and offers the reader advice as how to read/use the book. At times viewed as insignificant, this chapter reaffirms the importance of teachers’ beliefs, noting how they can impact teacher well-being, motivation, planning, classroom practice, and even, students.

Chapter Contributors

  • Farahnaz Faez ( - ffaez) 'University of Western Ontario'
  • Michael Karas ( - mkaras) 'University of Western Ontario'