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Factors affecting the quality and efficacy of English language teaching in-service teacher education and training (ELT-INSET): A case study of Bangladesh


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Nur, S and Short, M ORCID: 0000-0002-9436-650X 2019 , 'Factors affecting the quality and efficacy of English language teaching in-service teacher education and training (ELT-INSET): A case study of Bangladesh' , Waikato Journal of Education, vol. 24, no. 1 , pp. 55-66 , doi: 10.15663/wje.v24i1.600.

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Given the integral role of English teachers in promoting quality English education, English languageteaching in-service teacher education and training (ELT-INSET) plays a crucial role in developingquality and professional competence of English teachers. It is in this regard, when the inevitability ofELT-INSET is growing worldwide, our article identifies quality parameters of an ELT-INSETconducted in Bangladesh. This qualitative case study was conducted as part of a doctoral projectemploying semi-structured interviews with one ELT-INSET programme coordinator, three teachertrainers and 12 trainees (English teachers) of an ELT-INSET. The cross-case analysis of the interviewdata identified six factors adversely affecting the quality and efficacy of the ELT-INSET. The factorsincluded the absence of needs analysis culture, an ineffective trainee selection mechanism and propermonitoring system, the quality issue of teacher trainers, contents and materials, the lack of requiredlogistics support and finally, the bureaucratic power-coercive ELT-INSET management. The article,by shedding light on those findings, finally informs the policymakers with some implications withwhich to develop their policy and to enhance and ensure the quality and efficacy of ELT-INSETprogrammes. The implications might also be applicable irrespective of INSET for other subjects andpolities with the same context beyond Bangladesh.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nur, S and Short, M
Keywords: English education, English language teaching, Bangladesh, ELT-INSET, professional development
Journal or Publication Title: Waikato Journal of Education
Publisher: University of Waikato
ISSN: 2382-0373
DOI / ID Number: 10.15663/wje.v24i1.600
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