Teacher Training in Myanmar: Teachers' Perceptions and Implications

Mark B. Ulla
2017 International Journal of Instruction  
The British Council introduced the English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) Project in Myanmar. This program aims to improve the English language proficiency and teacher training methodologies of all state teacher trainers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate teacher perceptions and attitudes towards this program. The methods used to collect the data were modified questionnaire, focus group discussions and class observation. Based on the findings, teachers reported that
more » ... s reported that they had opportunities to interact with English speaking teachers, could practice their English skills and learned student-centered teaching methodologies. Some issues and challenges that they noted included lack of time for preparation, missing some sessions due to other responsibilities, having poor listening skills and pronunciation, and difficulty adapting to communicative learning and teaching styles. The implication of this study is for policy makers and educational organizations to support local teachers and help them become better teachers in the country.
doi:10.12973/iji.2017.1027a fatcat:5kqryy4bprcqtcapm6lyikmqeq