ERIC Number: EJ719058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 20
The Use of Research and Theory in English Language Teaching in Botswana Secondary Schools
Educational Studies, v31 n1 p39-53 Mar 2005
The purpose of this study was to establish the usage of research and theory in the teaching of English language in secondary schools in Botswana. Altogether 100 questionnaires were administered in 19 secondary schools. The results of this study indicate that teachers rarely ever refer to language research in their teaching. Less value was also placed on the theoretical information acquired during training. The respondents indicated that their teaching is essentially based on utilizing their teaching experience and individual creativity.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Language Research, Secondary Schools, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana