|Short description:||"Development of ELT: the Dunford Seminars 1978-1993"|
|Medium description:||Gerry Abbott & Mike Beaumont's "Development of ELT: the Dunford Seminars 1978-1993".|
A collection of extracts from The British Council's Dunford Seminars from the first one in 1978 to the 16th in 1993 selected and edited by Gerry Abbott and Mike Beaumont with a foreword by Christopher Brumfit.
The editors believe the seminars to have fallen into 3 distinct phases and accordingly present the extracts in 3 sections:
- Developments in ELT 1978-1984
this 1st phase, the editors suggest, followed a cycle "from syllabus/course design, to methodology, to assessment, to teacher training, and back to syllabus design" (p.12).
- ELT in Development 1985-1992
this phase looked at the wider context in which ELT operated around the world
- Looking into the Distance (1993)
the final phase consisted of just the 16th seminar and the theme of distance education.