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de Lima Bastos, Pedro Augusto; Pessoa, Rosane Rocha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this qualitative study, we intend to discuss how adolescent students in a Brazilian public school classroom define their body image and personalize the themes "beauty standards" and "fatness." Grounded on a critical approach to language teaching, these two social themes were problematized in eight lessons of "Ensino…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Human Body
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Oss, Débora Izé Balsemão – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Teacher education programs have evolved mostly from the scholarly world's perspective, which can eventually impact the work that practitioners face on an everyday basis, particularly in regard to dealing with their students. This article of reflection addresses aspects related to a Brazilian teacher's personal practical knowledge and the role of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gimenez, Telma; Ferreira, Aparecida de Jesus; Alves Basso, Rosângela Aparecida; Carvalho Cruvinel, Roberta – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
In the last decade Brazil has begun to tackle the educational challenges of a developing country with a young population. The scale of such a demand is a result of the social and cultural inequalities that have historically been existent. Recent official policies and programs have addressed this gap by promoting greater opportunities for teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kaneko-Marques, Sandra Mari – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The main objective of this paper is to briefly present roles of different teacher supervisors according to distinct models, highlighting the importance of collaborative dialogues supported by video recordings. This paper will present results from a qualitative study of an English as a foreign language teacher education course in Brazil. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Salomão, Ana Cristina Biondo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This article presents some of the results of a qualitative research project about the influences of the pedagogic strategies used by a mediator (graduate student in applied linguistics) in the supervision process of a Teletandem partner (undergraduate student in languages) on her pedagogical practice. It was done within the project…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching