PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT IN TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES

doi>10.24250/JPE/1/2020/JS

  • Jelisaveta Safranj phd
  • Aleksandra Gojkov-Rajic
Keywords: foreign language teachers; professional development; workshops; seminars; portfolios.

Abstract

The purpose of the following paper is to investigate the attitudes of foreign language teachers in secondary schools in Novi Sad towards professional advancement. The study was conducted by means of a survey, which included three main parts. The total number of 28 language teachers, with varying levels of education, years of experience, and gender took part in the research and according to the findings the most attended activities are workshops, seminars and teaching portfolios; whereas the least attended consist of team teaching, analysis of critical incidents, and case analysis. Furthermore, the findings suggest that the highest rated importance as well as efficiency strategies also contained workshops and seminar. Concerning low rated importance and efficiency strategies, they are self-monitoring, and analyzing critical incidents. Finally, the survey asked the participants for their suggestions for the professional development, which are discussed further in the paper.

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Published
2020-04-23