Pre-service primary school teacher’s preparedness to work in a multilingual environment

Котенко, Ольга Володимирівна and Головатенко, Тетяна Юріївна (2021) Pre-service primary school teacher’s preparedness to work in a multilingual environment Колективна (три і більше авторів). Applied Linguistics Research and Good Practices for Multicultural and Multilingual Classrooms.Nova Science Publishers, New York.

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Abstract

This chapter is devoted to the notion of multilingualism in primary school teacher training. Authors make a preliminary attempt to shape the structure of pre-service primary school teachers’ preparedness to work in the multilingual environment. Literature analysis allows us to state that there is lack of research on pre-service teacher training to work in a multilingual environment. Based on the literature review, the analysis of European “soft law” regulations on multilingualism and the experience of European universities providing multilingual teacher training, we have distinguished the following criteria of the primary school teacher’s preparedness: motivational, reflexive, functionally-operative, and cognitive criteria. A motivational criterion is demonstrated by the interest in learning foreign languages, interest in using technologies of working in a multilingual environment, as well as willingness to work as a primary school teacher in a multilingual environment. A cognitive criterion is demonstrated through the knowledge of the legislative framework of organizing the educational process in a multilingual environment; knowledge of foreign languages, state language and teaching methodology; knowledge of technologies of organizing the multilingual educational environment. A reflexive criterion is manifested through understanding primary school teacher’s role in a multilingual environment and demonstrating a developed system of personal values, allowing teachers to work in a multilingual environment effectively. Moreover, this criterion is demonstrated through the further development of both foreign language and teaching skills; the ability to identify areas of professional development of a primary school teacher in a multilingual environment; the ability to assess personal teaching activities. According to the functional and operational criterion, primary school teachers are able to carry out the educational process considering the multilingualism of the environment; teachers can identify problems which occur in a multilingual environment and solve them; teachers are able to create a multilingual educational environment and develop skills of teaching foreign languages and teaching state language as a foreign language. Further research into specific contents of pre-service primary school teacher training to work in a multilingual environment is needed. Developing a questionnaire for pre-service primary school teachers to assess their level of preparedness to work in the multilingual environment is necessary.

Item Type: Monograph (Колективна (три і більше авторів))
Uncontrolled Keywords: primary school teacher; multilingualism policy; multilingual educational environment; preparedness of the primary school teacher; European experience.
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Інститути > Педагогічний інститут > Кафедра іноземних мов та методик навчання
Depositing User: Ю.В. Руднік
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 10:44
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 10:49
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/36944

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