EFL teachers’ preparation and beliefs in Niger

Peter Wiens, Bong Gee Jang, Katrina Liu, Billa Anassour, April Smith

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Niger is a French-speaking country with a history of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in its middle and high schools. The teachers providing instruction in these programs have been trained in different ways including university-based programs, out of country programs, or no training at all. This study sought to examine the beliefs of Nigerien EFL teachers and analyze the relationship between their beliefs and their training. All EFL teachers in Niger were surveyed to understand their beliefs related to teaching. We found that training was related to teacher beliefs. As Niger determines how best to allocate its limited educational resources this study provides some indication of how training connects to teacher beliefs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-30
JournalJournal of Global Education and Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 26 2018


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