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English Language Teacher Motivation in Sri Lankan Public Schools

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dc.contributor.author Hettiarachchi,Sujeewa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-13T06:10:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-13T06:10:30Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01
dc.identifier.citation Hettiarachchi,S.(2013). English Language Teacher Motivation in Sri Lankan Public Schools. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 4(1),1-11. en_US, si_LK
dc.identifier.issn 1798-4769
dc.identifier.uri http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/3839
dc.description.abstract Drawing on in-depth qualitative data from fifty-four surveys and five interviews, this study investigated aspects of motivation and demotivation among Sri Lankan English language teachers, The participants included a convenience sample of English teachers currently employed in public schools, The results of the study revealed that students themselves, the act of teaching students, and the prestigious social position for English teachers in Sri Lanka are main motivators for teachers. The main demotivators for the participants included limited facilities for teaching and learning in schools, inefficiency of school administration and zonal education offices, difficulties in obtaining teacher transfers, the discrepancy between the English curriculum and students' English proficiency, and the poor relationship between colleagues. Overall results of the study indicate that teacher demotivation is a significant issue in Sri Lankan public schools which needs the immediate attention of the country's education policy designers and management. en_US, si_LK
dc.language.iso en_US en_US, si_LK
dc.publisher 2013 Academy Publisher, Finland en_US, si_LK
dc.subject motivation en_US, si_LK
dc.subject demotivation en_US, si_LK
dc.subject English teachers en_US, si_LK
dc.subject public schools en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Sri Lanka en_US, si_LK
dc.title English Language Teacher Motivation in Sri Lankan Public Schools en_US, si_LK
dc.type Article en_US, si_LK

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