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ERIC Number: EJ806104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Teachers' Beliefs about Internationally-Published Materials: A Survey of Tertiary English Teachers in Indonesia
Zacharias, Nugrahenny T.
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v36 n1 p23-37 2005
This study investigated the beliefs of tertiary teachers in Indonesia about internationally-published materials. In addition, it explored whether there were mismatches between the teachers' beliefs and what they claimed to be their classroom practices. This study learned that most respondents believed that internationally-published materials were preferable to those published locally. Most respondents indicated that the material from English-speaking countries was preferred because they used "perfect" English despite the international role that English has today. The fact that locally-published materials are not readily available is another reason why internationally-published materials were favoured. This finding indicates the immediate need for local teachers to be empowered on how to develop their own materials to facilitate their particular learning and teaching situations. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia