Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
SIOP, teacher effectiveness, efficacy, international, perceptions
Understanding the effect that educational preparation has on American international teachers’ perception of their effectiveness on delivering curriculum to EFL students abroad has not been robustly investigated. As a result, this master’s thesis and correlating mixed methods research study will attempt to better understand this phenomenon by having current international American teachers answer two questionnaires to bring to light their perceptions on teacher effectiveness when looking at three categories based on the SIOP model. Teachers will answer one questionnaire about their demographics and another including reflective features about how teachers feel they use EFL strategies from the SIOP model in their classroom. These two questionnaires will be crossed examined to see what variables from the demographic questionnaire effect the perceptions teachers have on their effectiveness. Furthermore, it will investigate what strategies in general teachers are using to support students that are learning English as a foreign language. One of the major findings from this study was that positive motivations and willingness to learn allowed for a higher perception of teacher effectiveness.
Behan, Greta, "Teacher Perceptions on Effective Teaching Strategies for EFL Students" (2019). Culminating Projects in TESL. 18.