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ERIC Number: EJ1147203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Identifying Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching EFL and Their Potential Changes
Suárez Flórez, Sergio Andrés; Basto Basto, Edwin Arley
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v19 n2 p167-184 Jul-Dec 2017
This study aims at identifying pre-service teachers' beliefs about teaching English as a foreign language and tracking their potential changes throughout the teaching practicum. Participants were two pre-service teachers in their fifth year of their Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages program in a public university in Colombia. Data were gathered through a modified version of Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory before the practicum, eight weekly journal entries administered during ten weeks, and two semi-structured interviews at the end of the teaching practicum. The findings revealed that most of the pre-service teachers' beliefs changed once they faced the reality of the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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