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Title: Professional Development Programs: A Burden for the Teachers?
Authors: Atmadjaja, C.M.T. Fanny Novita
Keywords: teacher professional development;teachers' reluctance;teachers' objection
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Widya Sari
Abstract: This is a case study started from the complaints made by the instructors of English language training designed for the non-EFL teachers of one public secondary school in Ambarawa, Central Java. The complaints pointed out the teachers' behaviors during the training sessions, which show teachers' reluctance to join the training. Hence, this study is conducted to investigate whether or not teacher professional development programs provided by the school become a burden for the teachers. In conducting the research, observations and interviews were employed. Participants of this research were those who were involved in English training program designed for secondary nonEFL teachers of that school. These included the principal, training participants (the non-EFL teachers), the instructor, and the training program manager. The findings of the research show an interesting result. Although the discussion with the headmaster points out the school's eagerness to develop the teachers' knowledge and skills, the result of the interviews with the teachers, instructor, and training program manager lead to a contradictory finding: teachers' objection to the program; a surprising finding that one should reflect upon designing teacher professional development programs
Description: Proceedings The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes", Salatiga, November 21-22, 2011, p. 155-164
ISBN: 978-979-1098-67-4
Appears in Collections:The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes"

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