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ERIC Number: EJ800292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
A Qualitative Investigation of Pre-Service English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher Opinions
Tercanlioglu, Leyla
Qualitative Report, v13 n1 p137-150 Mar 2008
Pre-service English teacher education students' perceptions of their education experience provide greater insight into developing an effective teaching strategy in English teacher education. The objectives for the study were: (1) to identify issues of interest or concern to the department and (2) to determine satisfaction levels concerning departmental issues. Data were drawn from focus group interviews involving 5 student-teachers in each of 5 groups. The findings showed that the English teacher education department students thought that the department was not fulfilling many of its purposes, although there were some strengths. Identifying what students think can help to open English teacher educators' eyes and minds to the realities of the English teacher education both locally and globally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey