Teachers researching their own practice

Mark Wyatt

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    Unfortunately, despite encouragement from the literature, it seems that many teachers only rarely engage in action research. For this to change, further support may be required from in-service language teacher education courses that include an action research component. In this paper, I report on one such course: an inservice Bachelor of Arts TESOL run by a British university for the local Ministry of Education in a Middle Eastern country.Using qualitative case studymethodology, I identify the achievements of four teacherswho engaged in action research as part of their studies on this course and draw on their own words as they reflect on the benefits of researching their own practice. Conclusions focus on elements of the programme that may have helped them.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)417-425
    Number of pages9
    JournalELT Journal
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 2011


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