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English Language Teacher Education Programs at Turkish Universities: A Statistical Overview

Year 2023, Volume: 4 Issue: 1, 1 - 13, 05.07.2023
https://doi.org/10.55993/hegp.1204834

Abstract

Considering the significant role of English Language Teacher Education (ELTE) programs on future English teachers’ teaching skills and eventually on the English proficiency of future generations, the present study investigated some statistics concerning the academics and students of these programs. All the statistics were gathered from YÖK Atlas, a website initiated by Council of Higher Education (CoHE) in Turkey. The data were analyzed to find out the differences between public and private universities’ ELTE programs, and to find out correlations among various elements of the ELTE programs regardless of the type of universities. The findings revealed the superiority of the ELTE programs at public universities over the ones at private universities on various aspects. However, students’ decreasing number of ELTE program preferences in recent years at both public and private universities were among the major findings of the present study. Moreover, some positive correlations among the variables were reported. The findings were discussed in the light of the related literature.

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Year 2023, Volume: 4 Issue: 1, 1 - 13, 05.07.2023
https://doi.org/10.55993/hegp.1204834

Abstract

References

  • Akçiğit, U., & Özcan-Tok, E. (2020). Türkiye Bilim Raporu: TÜBA Raporları 43. Access: http://www.tuba.gov.tr/files/yayinlar/raporlar/Tu%CC%88rkiye%20Bilim%20Raporu.pdf
  • Asmalı. M. (2020). General picture of English language teaching programs and students in Turkey. Journal of Higher Education and Science, 10(2), 264. https://doi.org/10.5961/jhes.2020.388
  • Asmalı, M., & Çelik, H. (2021). Do admission requirements matter? A comparison of the requirements for admission to the ELT programs in the Netherlands and Turkey. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, 11(2 Pt 1), 215.
  • Ataş, U., & Balıkçı, G. (2021). Linking theory and practice in an ELT program: An evaluation of materials, testing and practicum courses. Journal of Narrative and Language Studies, 9(17), 211.
  • Balbay, S., & Doğan, C. (2021). English language teaching and language teacher education in Turkey- An evolutionary overview. International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(5), 364. https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.375.23
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  • Çapan. S. A. (2021). Problems in foreign language education in the Turkish education system: Pre-service teachers’ accounts. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 7(1), 397. https://doi.org/10.32601/ejal.911469
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  • Şenol, M., & Cesur, K. (2021). An analysis of the content knowledge elective courses of the ELT departments: A suggested syllabus. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(3), 316. https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2020.373.16
  • TEDMEM. (2018). 2017 Eğitim Değerlendirme Raporu [2017 Education Assessment Report]. Türk Eğitim Derneği.
  • TEDMEM. (2019). 2018 Eğitim Değerlendirme Raporu [2018 Education Assessment Report]. Türk Eğitim Derneği.
  • TEDMEM. (2020). 2019 Eğitim Değerlendirme Raporu [2019 Education Assessment Report]. Türk Eğitim Derneği.
  • Tuzcu Eken, D. (2021). English education in Turkey: Why are we ‘very low level’? RumeliDE Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi, 23, 804. https://doi.org/10.29000/rumelide.949700.
  • Ucal, M., O'Neil, M. L., & Toktas, Ş. (2015). Gender and the wage gap in Turkish academia. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 17(4), 447. https://doi.org/10.1080/19448953.2015.1063309
  • Uzun, L. (2016). The educational and technical courses in the ELT program in Turkey: Do they contribute to ICT skills? Cogent Education, 3(1), 1141454. https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1141454

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Primary Language English
Subjects Other Fields of Education
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Mehmet ASMALI 0000-0002-4899-1179

Publication Date July 5, 2023
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 4 Issue: 1

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APA ASMALI, M. (2023). English Language Teacher Education Programs at Turkish Universities: A Statistical Overview. Higher Education Governance and Policy, 4(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.55993/hegp.1204834