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ERIC Number: EJ1150714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Characteristics and Pedagogical Behaviours of Good EFL Instructors: The Views of Selected Southeast Asian and Mexican SLTE Students
Richter, Kenneth G.; Lara Herrera, Romero
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v48 n2 p180-196 Aug 2017
This article reports on the views of selected Southeast Asian and Mexican second language teacher education students regarding the characteristics and pedagogical behaviours of good EFL instructors. A total of 116 participants from Mexico, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam took part in the current investigation. These countries have all been characterized as pedagogically conservative and slow to adopt educational innovations. Data was gathered using the repertory grid technique and was subjected to content, cluster, and principal component analyses. Results foregrounded the importance placed on teachers' positive personality traits. Most significantly, findings indicated a preference for modern teaching approaches among the research participants, despite the pedagogic conservatism of their home countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Brunei; Thailand; Malaysia; Burma; Philippines; Cambodia; Indonesia; Vietnam
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