Factors Contributing to EFL Teachers' Professional Development in Indonesia

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Title Factors Contributing to EFL Teachers' Professional Development in Indonesia
Creator Amin, Muhammad
Saukah, Ali
Description This study was aimed at investigating factors contributing to English as a Foreign Language teachers’ professional development and how these factors have shaped their professionalism. The subjects of the study included six English teachers at senior high schools under the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs in three different regions in Indonesia. Findings of the study reveal that there are both personal and environmental factors identified as having contributed to an EFL teacher’s professionalism, both prior to and after their induction into EFL teaching. Prior to the induction, two of the personal factors were identified: an early interest in English and a high aptitude, although early exposure to English may also be considered an environmental factor. After induction, their professional development is affected by: the level of job satisfaction, commitment to their own learning and student learning, communication skills, and resilience as personal factors, and students, school facilities, teacher colleagues, curriculum change, school leadership, and the supervisory system as environmental factors.
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Date 2016-12-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/138
Source Excellence in Higher Education; Vol 6, No 1&2 (2015); 12-20
Language eng
Relation http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/138/105
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