Title

Understanding our learners and developing reflective practice: Conducting action research with English language learners

Source of Publication

Teaching and Teacher Education

Abstract

This paper examines the ways in which action research projects can be used to socialize teachers to the teaching of English language learners (ELLs) as well as help these teachers develop reflective practice. Drawing on surveys, action research projects conduced with ELLs and reflection papers as data, the study explored the teachers' statements about the impact of the course work and the projects on their teaching and their beliefs about teaching ELLs. Students stated that they felt they had grown as teachers, were more reflective, and more confident about teaching in general, and teaching ELLs in particular. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article

First Page

1026

Last Page

1032

Publication Date

11-1-2009

DOI

10.1016/j.tate.2009.04.008

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Patience A. Sowa, Zayed University

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