Teachers’ Perception on Characteristics of A Professional English Teacher :A case study of three English teachers

Prihantoro, - (2007) Teachers’ Perception on Characteristics of A Professional English Teacher :A case study of three English teachers. S2 thesis, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

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Abstract

This study is concerned with teachers’ perception on characteristics of professional English teacher. It is aimed to figure out teachers’ perception on professional English teacher, teachers’ belief about the qualities of professional English teacher, the influence of their perception towards their teaching practices.The study used case study research design involving three English teacher of a senior high school at east Bandung. The participants of the study represented teachers from different background and experience. The data for the study were collected through questionnaires, interviews and class observation. Questionnaires and interviews were conducted to figure out teachers’ perception on the characteristics of a professional English teacher, the personal qualities, skill qualities and knowledge qualities. Classroom observations were conducted to gain the data concerning the implementation of their perception in their teaching practices. The data collected were analyzed on the basis of the central theme posted in research questions: (1) teacher’s perception on characteristics of a professional English teacher, (2) teacher’s belief on the qualities of professional English teacher, and (3) the implementation of perception in teachers’ teaching practices. The findings of this study show that the three teachers have good understanding of professional English teacher and their perception is relevant with the theory adopted for this study (Wallace’s:1991, Berliner:1992, Shulman:1992, Richard:1998). Regarding teachers’ belief on the qualities of professional English teacher, the participants believe in three main qualities of a Professional English Teacher postulated by Nunan (1990) and Bolitho (1991): personal qualities (sense of humor, patient, motivated, creative, innovative etc), skills qualities(language skills, teaching skills, management learning skills, communication skills) , and knowledge qualities (content knowledge, pedagogy knowledge, curriculum knowledge, knowledge of learners, knowledge about education) The analysis of collected data reveals that that teachers’ understanding of professional English teacher influences their day to day teaching practices.

Item Type: Skripsi Tesis Atau Disertasi (S2)
Additional Information: Nomor Panggil TING PRI a-2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional English Teacher
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Sekolah Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris S-2
Depositing User: Mr. Hada Hidayat
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2014 01:45
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 01:45
URI: http://repository.upi.edu/id/eprint/10001

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