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ERIC Number: ED506221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3111
English Language Teacher Development with and without a Teacher Trainer: ELT Instructors' Perceptions
Turhan, Ide Evre; Arikan, Arda
Online Submission, e-Journal of New World Sciences Academy v4 n2 p410-421 2009
Research on opinions and beliefs of English language teachers in relation to their professional development is seriously needed to improve professional development practices situated at Turkish universities. The purpose of this study is to analyze, compare and contrast the opinions of university level English language instructors (n=30) before and after a teacher development unit was established in their institution. The study, moreover, attempts to take the level of experience of those instructors into consideration while comparing their opinions related to their TD programs. Findings attained through a 33 item Likert-type questionnaire indicated that there was no statistically significant difference between the opinions of novice and experienced instructors. They both believed TD courses should be conducted to improve teachers' professional development. However, results also reveal that there are significant differences between their opinions before and after the establishment of the teacher development unit. This study proposes that administrators consider the results of such studies while developing their own TD courses or units. (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey