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ERIC Number: EJ1044139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1747-5120
English Language Teachers' Perceptions of Professional Teaching
Oder, Tuuli
Teacher Development, v18 n4 p482-494 2014
During the most recent educational reform in Estonia, a new National Curriculum was introduced in 2010 providing new guidelines for education generally and foreign languages specifically. To investigate the understanding that an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher has about professional teaching and whether it matches the principles of the curriculum, a research project was conducted amongst EFL teachers at the lower secondary school level. A brief theoretical background to the topic is given and Estonian EFL teachers' beliefs about professional teaching based on the findings of the survey are described. The study identifies that, although generally EFL teachers' beliefs about professional teaching are in concordance with the principles contained in the new curriculum, there are aspects that should be addressed by both pre- and in-service education teacher programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A