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ERIC Number: EJ1045796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Enhancing the Reading of Peer-Reviewed Research in the Teaching English as a Second Language Community
Rossiter, Marian J.; Abbott, Marilyn L.; Hatami, Sarvenaz
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v59 n4 p674-692 Win 2013
Adult ESL instructors' engagement with research can enhance instruction but is "a minority activity in our field" (Borg, 2010, p391). We explored instructors' engagement with research; applied linguists' and instructors' conceptions of teacher-friendly, peer-reviewed research articles; and academics' commitment to their dissemination. Twenty-three academics completed a survey; 8 adult ESL instructors read three articles, completed a questionnaire, and participated in a focus group interview. Despite a strong commitment to sharing their research with practitioners, academics in this study reported a number of constraints in their efforts to do so. We discuss differences in participants' perspectives and provide suggestions for academics to enhance practitioners' engagement with the research literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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