Evaluation of Iranian Teacher Education Programs for EFL Student-Teachers

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Ilam University

2 Department of Language, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran


Despite the importance of Iranian teacher education programmes at Teacher Education universities for preparing EFL teachers in terms of effective teaching, no research has surveyed the role of these programmes in preparing effective teachers. This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate Iranian Teacher Education universities programmes for EFL student-teachers regarding five areas of teaching knowledge which conform to California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) that are stated in Commission on Teacher Credentialing (2009). This study employed a mixed-method design in which 126 in-service EFL teachers from six cities and 212 EFL student-teachers from six Iranian Teacher Education universities participated in a survey; then interviews were conducted with 12 selected volunteers from participants. The student-teachers’ expectations of TEPs at the beginning, their evaluations of the programmes at the end, and in-service teachers’ evaluations after years of teaching in terms of their preparation for teaching were compared. The results of Mixed Between-within (Repeated Measures) ANOVA as well as interview analyses and interpretations showed that there was a difference between the first-year group’s expectations and the last-year group’s evaluations. The difference was significant between female first- and last-year groups, female in-service and last-year groups as well as male in-service and male first- and last-year groups. Both male and female in-service teachers acknowledged the effectiveness of their four years of education at Teacher Education universities. Implications for providing more effective teacher education programmes are discussed.


Article Title [Persian]

ارزیابی برنامه های دانشگاه فرهنگیان برای دانشجو معلمان آموزش زبان انگلیسی

Authors [Persian]

  • محمد علی اکبری 1
  • فاطمه السادات طباطبایی 2
Abstract [Persian]

علی رغم اهمیت برنامه های تربیت معلم در ایران در دانشگاه فرهنگیان برای آماده کردن معلمان زبان انگلیسی برای آموزش موثر، هیچ پژوهشی نقش این برنامه ها در آماده سازی معلمان کارآمد را مورد بررسی قرار نداده است. این پژوهش عرضی به منظور ارزیابی دانشگاه فرهنگیان در پنج حوزه دانش معلمی برای دانشجو معلمان زبان انگلیسی، همسو با استانداردهای کالیفرنیا برای حرفه معلمی (CSTP) که در کمیسیون اعتبارسنجی معلمان (2009) بیان شده است، می باشد. این مطالعه از طرح پژوهش ترکیبی بهره برده که در آن 126 معلم زبان انگلیسی از شش شهر و 212 دانشجو معلم زبان انگلیسی از شش پردیس دانشگاه فرهنگیان شرکت کردند. از میان شرکت کنندگان داوطلب برای مصاحبه 12 نفر انتخاب و مصاحبه شدند. انتظارات دانشجو معلمان در آغاز دوره، ارزیابی آن ها از دوره در پایان تحصیلات و ارزیابی معلمان پس از سال ها تدریس از آماده سازی بر ای تدریس مقایسه شده است. نتایــج تحلیــل واریانــس مختلط با اندازه گیــری مکــرر و همچنین تفسیر مصاحبه ها نشان داد که بین انتظارات دانشجو معلمان سال اول و ارزیابی دانشجو معلمان سال آخر تفاوت وجود دارد. تفاوت بین دانشجو معلمان زن سال اول و آخر، دانشجو معلمان زن سال آخر و معلمان زن و همچنین بین دانشجو معلمان مرد سال اول و آخر معنا دار بود. کارآمدی چهار سال آموزش دیدن در دانشگاه های تربیت معلم توسط هر دو گروه معلمان مرد و زن در حال خدمت تأیید گردید. در پایان، پیام مقاله برای ارائه برنامه های آموزشی کارآمدتر در دانشگاه فرهنگیان ارائه شده است.

Keywords [Persian]

  • برنامه های دانشگاه فرهنگیان
  • آموزش معلمان
  • دانشجو معلمان زبان انگلیسی
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