ERIC Number: ED429459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of an In-Service EFL Teacher Training Project across Costa Rica.
Turner, Carolyn E.
Reports on the evaluation process and results of an in-service training program for English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) teachers in Costa Rica. The program was developed in response to new public policy concerning EFL instruction. The project itself is described, but focus here is on the evaluation process, which was designed to examine participants' expectations, perceptions, and reflections on the program's success, and provide information useful in improving the program and informing stakeholders of its effectiveness. Subjects were nine participating instructors and 118 participating EFL teacher trainees from five regions of Costa Rica. Students were tested using an English language measure and writing samples and both instructors and students completed a course evaluation questionnaire. Course grades were also used is the assessment. General results indicate a high level of participant and instructor satisfaction. The method used to triangulate results is also recommended as a means for developing participant and regional profiles. The course evaluation questionnaire and study data summaries are appended. Contains 11 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica