ERIC Number: EJ806780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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What Do University Language Teachers Say about Language Teaching Research?
Allison, Desmond; Carey, Julia
TESL Canada Journal, v24 n2 p61-81 Spr 2007
Although the relationship between research and language teaching is often discussed among applied linguists, the views of language teachers are often reported anecdotally, if at all. Our article explores how language teaching colleagues in a Canadian university view this relationship as expressed in open-ended questionnaire responses and contributions to follow-up discussions. We ask what research issues interest colleagues and how teaching insights might contribute to research. Responses proved remarkably full and frank, and our investigation elicited ideas for a collective effort to develop a shared program of language teaching research.
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, College Faculty, College Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Educational Research, Research Needs, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada