A General Investigation of the In-Service Training of English Language Teachers at Elementary Schools in Turkey


Ebru Melek KOÇ


Abstract

This study presents a critical diagnosis of in-service teacher-training activities offered to English-language teachers in Turkey and aims to investigate whether those teachers are satisfied with the activities. Thirty-two English-language teachers participated in this study. Data were collected from 32 elementary-school teachers of English as a foreign language, using a general evaluation form prepared by the researcher. The results indicate that the teachers are not satisfied with their in-service teacher-training activities and that in-service training does not fulfil their needs. The study also proposes an in-service teacher training model in distance format.


Keywords

In-service teacher training, English language teachers, Elementary school education

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Teacher Education
Pages 455 - 466
Issue IEJEE, Volume 8, Issue 3
Date of acceptance 19 November 2015
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Author(s) Details

Ebru Melek KOÇ

Inonu University, Turkey


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