Exploring Standards and Developing a Measure for Evaluating Iranian EFL Teachers’ Professional Competence in the Private Sector
The primary foundation of teacher evaluation is establishing standards for assessing the optimal characteristics of qualified teachers. The present study aimed at exploring standards of professional competence of adult-level Iranian EFL teachers in the private sector and developing a questionnaire to assess their professional competence. To this end, initially, the members of the professional community including teacher trainers, supervisors, teacher educators, and teachers themselves were selected and interviewed to set standards through adapting TESOL (2003) standards of professional EFL teachers. Content analysis of the interviews showed that the members of the professional community recognized 38 performance indicators out of 65 performance indicators suggested by TESOL (2003) as appropriate, inclusive, and necessary to evaluate Iranian in-service EFL teachers' professional competences in the private sector. Then, a self-assessment questionnaire was designed to evaluate the professional competence of Iranian EFL teachers in the private sector. The questionnaire was administered to 344 EFL teachers in order to examine its reliability and construct validity. The results indicated that the aforementioned questionnaire is a valid and reliable measure of the professional competence of Iranian EFL teachers in the private sector. Researchers hope the emerged standards and the newly-developed instrument would be eventually implemented at national level to secure consistency in EFL teachers’ quality assurance in the private sector.
Developing and Validating a Model for Exploring Iranian EFL Teachers’ Perception of Professional Development
The present study aimed at exploring Iranian EFL teachers’ perception of professional development. To this end, 200 EFL teachers teaching at private language institutes in Iran were selected as the participants of the study. First, a semi-structured interview was conducted with 50 participants of the study based on which Professional Development Perception Questionnaire was developed an...متن کامل
Iranian EFL Teachers' Professional Success in High Schools and Private Language Institutes: A Comparative Study
The present study aimed to investigate professional success among Iranian EFL teachers in two different teaching contexts namely high schools and language institutes concerning their years of teaching experience, gender, level of education and socioeconomic status. Data were gathered from among 61 teachers and 600 students chosen from various private English language institutes and high schools...متن کامل
the most important demotivating factors among efl teachers in private english language institutes in mashhad
just as motivation is important in sla research, demotivation constitutes an important factor, too. there are many studies done on demotivation and burnout of teachers. many of these studies have been conducted on one or two aspects of english instruction. consequently, there are few studies which have been done on more than two aspects of english teaching. the aim of this study is to find out ...
معلمان یکی از موثرترین عنصر برای موفقیت در هر سیستم آموزشی می باشند. این تحقیق? رابطه بین شخصیت معلمان و سبک های آموزشی شان را در محیط یادگیری زبان انگلیسی در ایران بررسی می کند. بهمین جهت? با توجه به موارد موجود? تعداد 45 نفر از معلمان زبان از مدارس مختلف تبریز انتخاب شدند. اطلاعات از طریق نوع شخصیت معلم و فهرستی از سبکهای آموزشی شان جمع آوری شد. تجزیه و تحلیل داده ها نشان داد که رابطه معنی دا...
exploring interconnections between iranian efl teachers beleifs about the status of english as an international language (efl), use of mother tongue in efl classroom, and diffrences between native and non-native teachers of english
in one pole of the continuum of language learning, theoreticians and practitioners traditionally consider english as english as a second language or english as a foreign language. however, in the other pole of this continuum where english is thought of as the most effective tool for international communication, it is referred to as a lingua franca. those who favor an approach to english growing...15 صفحه اول
Exploring Teachers’ Perception of Intercultural Communicative Competence and their Practices for Teaching Culture in EFL Classrooms
This study aimed to examine the effect of EFL teachers’ level of instruction, education, and experience on their perceptions of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) on the one hand and the effect of teachers’ ICC perceptions on their practices of teaching culture on the other. The participants of this study were 111 EFL teachers (59 males, 52 females), selected through purposive samplin...متن کامل
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دوره 5 شماره 2
صفحات 25- 42
تاریخ انتشار 2016-09-01
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