Professional competency profiles for quality teaching in TESOL: Challenges for teacher educators

Dario Luis Banegas, Juan de Dios Martinez Agudo

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The aim of this chapter is to reflect on the challenges that teacher educators face in order to ensure professional competency profiles for quality teaching in TESOL. We first conceptualize and reflect on two key terms: quality and competencies in teacher education. Second, we review the extant literature to highlight teacher educators’ challenges in South America with a special focus on Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador. With the aim of sharpening our focus, we offer in-depth analysis of the challenges teacher educators find at an IELTE program in southern Argentina around three areas: student teachers’ English language proficiency, student teachers’ practices, and teacher educators’ identity as models of congruent practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality in TESOL and Teacher Education
Subtitle of host publicationFrom a Results Culture Towards a Quality Culture
EditorsJuan de Dios Martinez Agudo
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780429198243
ISBN (Print)9780367187842, 9780367187873
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series


  • teacher education and professional development
  • teacher educator


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