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ERIC Number: EJ1017659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Research and Reflective Practice in the ESL Classroom: Voices from Sri Lanka
Cirocki, Andrzej; Tennekoon, Sujeewa; Calvo, Alicia Pena
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n4 Article 2 Apr 2014
Modern language education favours the model of a reflective teacher-researcher who is engaged in both individual and collaborative curriculum revision and teaching-learning environment improvement. The present paper addresses the issue of classroom research and reflective practice in current ESL pedagogy and teacher professional development. The theoretical introduction is followed by research findings recently gathered from Sri Lankan ESL teachers. The study aimed at ascertaining the extent to which Sri Lankan ESL teachers are involved in classroom research and discussing various reasons why they assume or do not assume the role of a teacher-researcher. The study reports interesting findings, calling for a wide-ranging discussion on reflective inquiry in the language classroom as theory and practice seem to be marching to a different tune.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A