INNOVATION: A CASE STUDY OF AN ENGLISH TEACHERS’ INDUCTION

Resumen

The induction of new English teachers is not often made the focus of language programs. In many institutions, the orientation experience receives little attention, resulting in work-related stress at the beginning of an instructor’s teaching contract. Consequently, not only the quality of teaching is affected but also the teachers’ motivation and perception of the program. This research article analyses the results of a case study of an innovation to a new teacher induction in a language program in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. For this, the case study was based on two-way communication between the administration and the teaching staff through direct feedback, the consideration of language program management principles, as well as the application of a teacher survey after implementation. As a result, the innovation to the induction of new teachers seemed to reduce teachers’ job-related stress during the first week of classes, thus helping to create a learning environment where the program, its teachers, and its students benefit as a whole.

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Publicado
2019-12-01
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RODAS BROSAM, Elisabeth Luisa. INNOVATION: A CASE STUDY OF AN ENGLISH TEACHERS’ INDUCTION. Chakiñan, Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, [S.l.], n. 9, p. 48-56, dic. 2019. ISSN 2550-6722. Disponible en: <http://chakinan.unach.edu.ec/index.php/chakinan/article/view/363>. Fecha de acceso: 06 dic. 2019
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Artículo Científico