Using Standards to Promote Professional Development for Teachers

Kurniawan, Leonardi Lucky (2012) Using Standards to Promote Professional Development for Teachers. In: 6th International Seminar 2012 “Research in Teacher Education : What, How, and Why?, 21-22 November 2012, Satya Wacana University, Salatiga. (Submitted)

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English is the primary language of international communication and there is a growing need for professional teachers of EFL. Research shows above all that a good teacher, manager of learning, is what is needed . The outcome of the teaching of English depends to a great extent on teachers, and thereby making teacher professional development especially important. The concept of Professional Development has changed significantly during the past few decades. Teachers are professionals and they therefore need personal and professional development consisting of various processes of ongoing growth. The paper reports on the findings of a study involving high school teachers in Surabaya and the neighboring regions. The paper illustrates the EFL teachers' perception of their needs for professional development, what they seek in Professional Development Programs and the challenges that they encounter in their teaching career. The main purpose of the paper is to propose the use of standards as strategies to help EFL teachers in Indonesia promote their personal and professional development and improve instructional practices and outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional teachers of EFL, professional development, standards, instructional practices and outcomes
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 08:03
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 04:59

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