Research Engagement in English Language Teaching

Jul. 14, 2008

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education , Volume 23, Issue 5, July 2007, Pages 731-747

Despite the substantial amount of work which has been conducted into teachers’ research engagement in mainstream education, this topic has been awarded scant attention in the field of English language teaching. This paper presents the results of a survey representing the first stage of multi-method investigation of research engagement in ELT.

Moderate levels of reading and doing research were reported by the sample studied here, and this level of research engagement is analysed in relation to two key factors also examined in the survey: teacher's conceptions of research and their perceptions of the institutional research culture.

Updated: Jun. 19, 2008