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This paper aims to investigate Kachin institutes teachers' beliefs about learner autonomy. The subjects were 92 Kachin institutes teachers from five different institutes such as Institute of Liberal Arts and Science (ILAS), Maija Yang College, Maija Yang Institute of Education (MIEd), Kachinland School of Arts and Sciences, Humanity Institute (KASS) and Naushawng Development Institute (NDI). The study took a form of an explanatory mixed methods design using a questionnaire to collect
... collect quantitative data, and semi-structured interview to gather qualitative data. The 40 5-points Likert scale statements questionnaire consists of 7 domains: "importance of learner autonomy", "teachers' responsibilities", "students' willingness", "students' self-confidence", "students' ability", "constraints to autonomy development", and "possibilities to fostering autonomy". The overall findings revealed that Kachin teachers are highly positive about learner autonomy with a mean of 3.66 (SD= 0.21). Investigation of each learner autonomy domain showed that every domain is a at high level, except "students' willingness", "students' self-confidence" and "students' ability" which are at a moderate level. Discussions are presented, and recommendations are provided for further research.