We are pleased to offer another issue to our readers, a special issue on the topic of Language Teacher Education and Development, edited expertly by Tom Farrell. We are pleased that there are so many wonderful contributions to this issue, and I'm sure everyone will find something of interest.
We hope you enjoy this issue, and thank you for your support of TESL-EJ.
Maggie Sokolik, Editor
Thomas Robb, Co-Editor
It was my pleasure and honor to guest edit this Special Edition of TESL-EJ on Language Teacher Education and Development. First, I must thank the co-editors of TESL-EJ, Maggie and Tom (Robb) for allowing me to act as guest editor for this important topic--now I know what they experience for each issue and on reflection, I realize that they are doing a wonderful job: so on behalf of all the editorial board members and the board of reviewers a very special Thank You! I would also like to thank the various members of the review board who reviewed many papers (we had a lot of submissions) for this Special Issue. In fact, I am delighted to say that most of the reviewing came from TESL-EJ reviewers!
On to the special issue: I wish to point out that prominent professionals in the TESOL field gave up their time selflessly to write an introductory type article on the Special Issue topic. So another special Thank You! goes to John Sivell, Jill Burton, Andy Curtis & Margit Szestay, Jerry Gebhard and Tessa Woodward (president of IATEFL). On reading these invited papers I think you will agree with me that they offer some cutting edge ideas for language teacher educators and language teachers in all corners of the globe. Speaking of all corners of the globe--in the refereed section of the special issue we have six important papers from The Americas (Clea Schmidt and Marimar da Silva), Asia (Tim Stewart & Bill Perry and Tom Farrell & Patricia Lim), and Europe (Michaela Borg and Teresa Ting). Each of these papers can make an important contribution to the literature on language teacher education and development. I hope you enjoy reading this Special Issue and welcome any feedback care to offer. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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