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ERIC Number: EJ1177690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Identifying the Perceptions of Prospective English Language Teachers on Characteristics of Effective Teachers: Who Is the Ideal Teacher?
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), v12 n1 p1-15 2018
This paper reports on a study of prospective English language teachers' perceptions concerning teaching behaviors and attitudes that contribute to effective foreign language teaching and learning. It was designed to identify teacher effectiveness factors according to the perceptions of prospective English language teachers at a university in Izmir, Turkey in the 2016-2017 academic terms. In this descriptive study, the data were collected by means of a questionnaire to which 165 male and female prospective English language teachers responded. Based on current research on foreign language teaching, various teaching behaviors and attitudes of effective foreign language teachers were identified for inclusion on the questionnaire. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight prospective teachers to find out what they think or how they feel specifically about the items which were marked as the least important by them. The results indicate an emerging professional consensus regarding a number of teacher behaviors and attitudes related to foreign language teaching. Various characteristics associated with ELT were identified, such as giving examples related with the real life situations, being prepared for the lesson and developing themselves continually. The more we know about ELT characteristics, the more likely we are to develop language teacher preparation models that incorporate aspects of relevant language teaching.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Teacher Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Behavior, Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics
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