An analysis of the issues in English language teacher training and development

Arzy Eren, Mustafa Kurt


The study aims to provide a systematic review of articles covering the issues in teacher training and development in EFL/ESL context for the period of 2010-2018. In the result of the search conducted through the database of Web of Science, 50 articles were identified and 32 articles were included in the study. Content analysis was applied for analysing the data. Statistical analysis of the articles was conducted according to the following parameters: distribution of the studies based on their context, publication date, sample type (in-service, pre-service), research design, data collection tools. Thematic distribution of the studies was analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Findings were analyzed for each thematic category separately. The results indicate that most of the articles were published between 2016 and 2018 and focused predominantly on the in-service teacher development, qualitative studies outnumbered quantitative ones which could be explained by the nature of the research focus of these articles. Analysis of the findings of the research included in the study, has revealed the major problems that teachers or student teachers face during their in-service or pre-service teacher training courses and also the in-service teachers’ needs and preferences in terms of teacher development.


Teacher training, teacher development, English, systematic review, content analysis

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