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ERIC Number: EJ1211911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2227-7102
The Influence of Teacher Expectancy Improvement Strategies on Student Attitude and Achievement in English Courses (An Action Research Sample)
Toksoy, Selnur; Acar, Filiz Evran
Education Sciences, v9 Article 20 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of teacher expectancy improvement strategies on student achievements and attitudes in English courses. We investigated the existing situation, and have presented a method that can provide the educational processes necessary to bring about the required changes. For this reason, the emancipatory/improving/critical action research model was used. The study was carried out on a sample group consisting of 87 students, 43 sixth graders, and 44 eighth graders, attending a school located in Düzce's city center during the 2015-2016 academic year. In order to collect the data, the "Teacher Expectancy Scale" that was developed by the researchers, as well as the "Attitude Scale towards English Course", and a further seven tests, which were prepared by the Turkish Ministry of National Education (MoNE), were used. The study was conducted for a total of 48 hours over 12 weeks, for four hours per week. As a result of the study, it was revealed that teacher expectations influenced the attitudes of the students towards the English lesson in a positive way, and increased their academic achievements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey