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ERIC Number: EJ1153508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1923-1857
Enhancing the Impact of Evidence-Based Publications on K-12 ESL Teacher Practices
Abbott, Marilyn L.; Lee, Kent; Rossiter, Marian J.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v63 n2 p193-213 Sum 2017
The reading of current research-informed publications is an essential component of teacher professional development that has the potential to lead to or reinforce the implementation of effective instructional practices. To our knowledge, no studies have examined kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) ESL teacher engagement in professional reading related to the teaching and learning of ESL. Therefore, we conducted a survey of K-12 ESL teachers from four Canadian provinces to examine their reading practices. Results revealed that teachers mainly consulted professional newsletter articles to address classroom-related issues and indicated that key stakeholders (e.g., teachers' associations, school districts, and school principals) do little to enhance teachers' reading of TESL-related publications. Several recommendations to increase teacher reading engagement are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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