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Postmethod Condition and Its Implications for English Language Teacher Education

Author(s): Arda ARIKAN

Journal: Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies
ISSN 1305-578X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Postmethod | methodology | teacher education | postmodern | change.

Postmethod condition refers to the qualities of the contemporary era in Englishlanguage teaching in which previously well trusted methods are put under seriousscrutiny and in which a body of methods and techniques collected from all previousmethods and approaches are used pragmatically with a belief that such an eclecticpractice leads to success. Such practices, under the postmethod condition, are inconstant influx, bringing continuous changes in both pre-service and in-serviceprofessional development programs. The aim of this paper, thus, is to discuss therelationship between this postmethod condition and a variety of English languageteacher education practices situated in Turkey.
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