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The editor David Hayes is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University, Canada. He has extensive experience of teacher and trainer development programmes in South and South-East Asia. He has published widely in the areas of in-service trainer and teacher development as well as narrative research with teachers of English in state schools in Sri Lanka and Thailand. His current research focuses on the impact of second national language education (Sinhala for Tamil children; Tamil for Sinhalese children) on inter-ethnic attitudes amongst schoolchildren in Sri Lanka.

Acknowledgements The call for papers for this volume elicited 95 abstracts from across the world. Though it has only been possible to develop 13 of them for the volume, I would like to record my appreciation to everyone who expressed an interest in contributing. To the chapter authors, my sincere thanks for all of your hard work in writing and revising the chapters, and your patience as this volume progressed from the first call for papers to its publication. I would also like to acknowledge the role of Adrian Odell, British Council London, in overseeing the development of the volume and providing guidance at various stages; his efficient background work helped to make editing the volume a pleasure. Finally, my thanks, as always, to my wife and son for not complaining (too much) about the amount of time I have spent in front of the computer at home. David Hayes, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics Brock University, Canada

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Innovations in the CPD of English language teachers  
Innovations in the CPD of English language teachers  

The publication, edited by David Hayes offers global perspectives on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of English language teach...