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ERIC Number: EJ1231978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1307-4733
Generic Teacher Competencies and the English Language Teacher Education Program in Turkey
Kartal, Galip; Basol, Hasan Çaglar
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), v13 n2 p133-154 2019
This study investigates the influence of the pre-2018 English Language Teacher Education (ELTE) program outcomes in the attainment of the generic competencies for teaching profession with a specific focus on professional skills. It collects the views of EFL teacher trainers and trainees to evaluate the extent to which these competencies have been achieved. It also presents the preliminary reviews of the trainers on the new ELTE program recently constituted. To this end, the study employs a questionnaire and retrospective interviews with trainees and trainers. The findings of the questionnaires and interviews reveal various views on whether the ELTE program complies with the competencies defined by MoNE. The findings also suggest the 7T framework to be considered in the design of the ELTE programs. The framework includes integrating theory and practice, talking to stakeholders, training the trainers, training for age and level appropriate teaching, teaching both the ideal and real classroom situations, tracking the developments and trends, and teaching and testing communicative skills. The study also argues that entry and exit requirements of the program should be reviewed in accordance with the outcomes as referred in generic competencies. Finally, the study explores the implications for stakeholders of the ELTE program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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