ERIC Number: EJ1051724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Exploring EFL Teachers' CALL Knowledge and Competencies: In-Service Program Perspectives
Liu, Mei-Hui; Kleinsasser, Robert C.
Language Learning & Technology, v19 n1 p119-138 Feb 2015
This article describes quantitative and qualitative data providing perspectives on how six English as a Foreign Language (EFL) vocational high school teachers perceived CALL knowledge and competencies in a yearlong technology-enriched professional development program. The teachers' developing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) and perceived computer self-efficacy are examined from their use of technology while participating in online project-based EFL instruction. Data analysis reveals these participants' TPACK and self-efficacy of using computer technology development, their application and infusion of technology in English instruction, and factors that facilitated or hampered their (technology) professional development. Such understandings are briefly buttressed with additional perspectives from three university professionals and these teachers' vocational high school students. The multiple perspectives and perceptions render meaning-making potential for professionals promoting and developing technology integration into EFL classrooms.
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Knowledge Level, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Vocational High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Language Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Self Efficacy, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Barriers, Student Surveys, Student Teacher Attitudes, Pretests Posttests, Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Experience, Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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