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ERIC Number: EJ1184473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
Issues in Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Training Programs for University English Instructors in Turkey
Balbay, Seher; Pamuk, Ilknur; Temir, Tugçe; Dogan, Cemile
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v14 n2 p48-60 2018
English language teaching programs in Turkish universities do not have uniform standards. The quality of education given to teachers in their undergraduate programs varies as does the teacher training provided during employment. The factors affecting the teacher training policies are numerous, such as the needs of the institution, the funding, time, technology and especially the importance attached to an ongoing development process. Particularly in higher education, lip service is paid to English language teacher training policies. To investigate the shortcomings of these teacher training policies, this research study was conducted by interviewing instructors from twenty different universities in Turkey. The study conducted has revealed the fact that there is a gap in specific language learning management policies concerning preservice and in-service language teacher training for university instructors in Turkey.
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi B Blok, Yabanci Diller Egitimi Bolumu, Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Anabilim Dali, Ankara 06800, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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