ERIC Number: EJ908229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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Feedback Revolution: What Gets in the Way?
ELT Journal, v65 n1 p1-12 Jan 2011
Feedback in writing has in recent years attracted the attention of an increasing number of writing researchers. While much feedback research focuses on the act of feedback per se, little attention has been paid to the issue of teacher readiness to implement change in feedback. Using data gathered from Hong Kong secondary teachers attending a teacher education seminar on feedback in writing, this article investigates teachers' readiness to implement change in feedback as well as their perceptions of the factors that may facilitate or inhibit change. The findings show that while teachers may be cognitively aware of the need for a feedback revolution, there are obstacles that get in the way of innovation. The article concludes that if teachers are to start a feedback revolution a number of issues have to be addressed, including enhancing teacher training and empowering teachers.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Conflict, Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teacher Competencies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Innovation, Seminars
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong