We, as the Editorial Team of the ELT Research Journalare happy to
announce the release of the fourth issue of 2019 volume. In this issue, there
are three research articles addressing a number of issues in the field of
English Language Teaching.
The first article by Özgür ÇELİK and Dinçay KÖKSAL examine three
selected educational studies from the ontological and epistemological
perspectives. The consistencies and inconsistencies identified in these
studies are compared to reveal how relying on the philosophical
underpinnings may lead to consistency in educational studies.
The second paper by Görsev SÖNMEZ BORAN and Serkan
GÜRKANexplore the perceptions of pre-service and in-service
teachersregarding the conventional methods and post-method pedagogy in
Turkey. The results of the study yielded thatCommunicative Language
Teaching (CLT) and Total Physical Response (TPR) are the mosthighly
favoured teaching methods among pre-service and in-service language
teachers in the Turkish Context.
Lastly, the third study of the issue by Hilal PEKER reviews on the
assessment considerations for English language learners (ELLs). It provides
an in-depth examination of the disproportionate representation of ELLs in
special education programs in the U.S. In this sense, it can represent a
model for the current Turkishspecial education programs that may have
more immigrant and refugee students with anincreasing Syrian student
population at schools.
Wewould like to thank once more all the researchers who have
contributed to the current issue of the journal with their invaluable
academic works. We would also like to thank all editors, co-editors and
reviewers of the ELT-RJ for their voluntary contribution to the journal by
managing the review process.