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ERIC Number: EJ1007569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1072-4303
The Supervisory Process of EFL Teachers: A Case Study
Chen, Cheryl Wei-Yu; Cheng, Yuh-show
TESL-EJ, v17 n1 May 2013
Supervision is an essential part of language teachers' professional experiences. The literature on language teacher supervision from the past few decades consists largely of descriptions of supervisory approaches (Bailey, 2009) and analysis of the supervisory discourse (Hooton, 2008; Wajnryb, 1994; 1995; 1998; Wallace & Woolger, 1991). This study makes a unique contribution to this field, as it offers a detailed account of what happened before, during, and after a supervisor visited her native-English-speaking (NES) supervisee who co-taught with a non-native-English-speaking (NNES) teacher in an elementary school English classroom in Taiwan. Data suggest that the supervisor's comments were a wake-up call for the NNES teacher, who therefore started to play a more active role in team teaching. However, the supervisor's visits and suggestions did not create a lasting impact on helping her NES supervisee to improve her teaching. Practical implications as well as future research directions are offered to conclude the paper. (Contains 1 table and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan