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ERIC Number: EJ1138329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Training in Myanmar: Teachers' Perceptions and Implications
Ulla, Mark B.
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n2 p103-118 Apr 2017
The British Council introduced the English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) Project in Myanmar. This program aims to improve the English language proficiency and teacher training methodologies of all state teacher trainers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate teacher perceptions and attitudes towards this program. The methods used to collect the data were modified questionnaire, focus group discussions and class observation. Based on the findings, teachers reported that they had opportunities to interact with English speaking teachers, could practice their English skills and learned student-centered teaching methodologies. Some issues and challenges that they noted included lack of time for preparation, missing some sessions due to other responsibilities, having poor listening skills and pronunciation, and difficulty adapting to communicative learning and teaching styles. The implication of this study is for policy makers and educational organizations to support local teachers and help them become better teachers in the country.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Observation, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, College Faculty, Student Centered Learning, Inservice Teacher Education
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Burma