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Harrison, Jamie; Lakin, Joni – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Teacher attitudes toward inclusion of English Learners (ELs) in the mainstream classroom have primarily focused on explicit beliefs as accessed through observation, case studies, and self-report surveys. The authors explore implicit mainstream teacher beliefs about ELs using the newly created Implicit Association Test-EL, with correlations to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Correlation, Observation
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Kewara, Punwalai; Prabjandee, Denchai – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
In Thailand, the new educational policy is mandated to encourage content teachers to integrate English in content classrooms. The policy has created tensions and misconceptions among content teachers, who must change the medium of instruction from Thai to English. This paper presents an attempt to foster teacher knowledge about the Content and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kaymakamoglu, Sibel Ersel – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study explored the EFL teachers' beliefs, perceived practice and actual classroom practice in relation to Traditional (teacher-centered) and Constructivist (learner-centered) teaching in Cyprus Turkish State Secondary Schools context. For this purpose, semi-structured interviews and structured observations were employed with purposively…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Conventional Instruction
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Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Pandian, Ambigapathy – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices relating to Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) of two ESL teachers. The findings of the study revealed that both the teachers hold similar complex beliefs that mostly contradict the philosophy of CLT. The practices were not in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Chang, Pearl – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Taiwan English teachers in secondary schools are facing a new challenge of having to teach listening comprehension skills to their students. Many instructors are not equipped to deliver adequate listening instruction although listening comprehension has become a benchmark for senior high students aspiring to enter a tertiary institution and earn a…
Descriptors: National Standards, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Atamturk, Nurdan; Atamturk, Hakan; Dimililer, Celen – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Addressing the perceptions and the preferences of the upper-secondary school students, teachers, parents and administrators of the native speaking (NS) and non-native speaking (NNS) English teachers as well as investigating the variables affecting these preferences and perceptions, this study explores whether or not the native speaker myth is…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Preferences, Stakeholders, Secondary School Students
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed; Preece, Abdul Shakour – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Of the four English language skills, speaking enjoys a superior status. Accordingly, it should be given high priority while teaching. In spite of its importance, teaching English speaking skill to Arab EFL learners has always been an exacting task for Arab teachers of English because it is considered a foreign language, i.e. not widely spoken or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Qi; Wright, Clare – Language Teaching Research, 2017
In view of ongoing debates about the future of task-based language teaching (TBLT) in contexts of English as a foreign language (EFL), we present a detailed case study of teacher beliefs and practices regarding TBLT conducted in a secondary school in mainland China with a long history of communicative and task-based teaching approaches. We used a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Baker, Lottie L. – Youth & Society, 2017
Missing from educational studies on English learners (ELs) is an investigation of those students who succeed beyond minimum standards, defying the achievement gap. The research study presented in this article contributes to this area by examining the experiences and understandings of five middle school ELs who have demonstrated linguistic and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups
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Ibrahim, Mona Kamal; Ibrahim, Yehia A. – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
Following a "mixed methods" approach, this research is designed to examine whether teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in Egypt's public schools matches the communicative English language teaching (CELT) approach. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from 50 classroom observations, 100 questionnaire responses from…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Questionnaires
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Brevik, Lisbeth M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This qualitative study examines a reading comprehension strategy use in English as a second language in upper-secondary schools one year after teachers participated in a professional development course. The data comprises observations, teacher narratives, and student interviews. A key finding is that the teachers used a repertoire of strategies…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language)
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Irajzad, Fatemeh; Pishghadam, Reza; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The quality of teacher-student relationships greatly affects students' academic life. Students need to be recognized by their teacher. One way through which such need may be fulfilled is receiving strokes (teacher attention). In a broad sense, stroke is known to be a unit of human recognition (Berne, 1988). Accordingly, the current mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Indo European Languages, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
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Tsang, Art – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In view of the considerable and growing number of non-native EFL/ESL teachers across the globe, which has been reported to surpass that of native English teachers (NETs), much controversy has been aroused globally, especially in the Asian context, over issues concerning the language proficiency of these Non-Native English Teachers (NNETs). Further…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Language Proficiency
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Taylor, Amanda J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, Amanda J. Taylor uses portraiture methodology to explore one white teacher's efforts to understand whether and how race plays a role in her teaching practice. With no conscious experiences with race and racism, this teacher draws on her time as a cross-cultural traveler to construct and apply what Taylor calls a "racial…
Descriptors: Whites, Teacher Attitudes, Race, Racial Factors
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