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ERIC Number: EJ911497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Distance ELT Tutors in China's Radio and Television Universities: Professional Development
Xiao, Junhong; Zhao, Cuifang
Open Learning, v26 n1 p51-66 Feb 2011
Foreign language teacher education is an extensively researched subject. Nevertheless, the research focus is on classroom teachers, despite the fact that distance language learning is burgeoning today. In the light of this, a survey was carried out among distance English language teaching (ELT) tutors at the Chinese radio and television universities (RTVU) with the aim of exploring their professional development needs, as well as identifying possible ways of catering for such needs. Survey findings indicate that the overall scenario for Chinese tutors' professional development was not promising. Accordingly, recommendations are made to improve the quality and availability of professional development for ELT tutors at RTVUs. It is hoped that this study, which deals with a very different distance language teaching context, may form a useful addition to the findings from other researchers. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China