SLTE curriculum in Chile- New paper

I am very happy to upload here my paper on SLTE curriculum. It offers a comprehensive exploration into second language teacher education from an EFl context with a focus on curriculum.

Barahona, M.(2014) . Exploring the curriculum of SLTE in Chile: a case study. Perspectiva Educacional 54, 2.

This paper explores SLTE curriculum and speci!cally examines the course structure of a teacher education program in Chile. This examination is done through a Cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) lens. CHAT is a theory of human development, which sees learning as a collective and mediated activity. This study used a qualitative research design analysing a complex data set. The analysis of documents and participants’ perceptions on the course structure revealed a constant tension between a developmental curricular model and a training model in which content knowledge competed with practical pedagogical knowledge. The !ndings also con!rm the tendency of English pro!ciency as the most prominent knowledge in this context.


About Malba Barahona

Educational researcher, language educator. PhD from Australian National University. Passionate bushwalker and mountain lover. I procrastinate reading fiction, hiking, doing yoga, riding, having a beer and more recently decolonizing my existence. I write in English and Spanish in different blogs especially with the purpose of encouraging my students to write.

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