Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch
Faculty of Literature and Humanities
Department of Foreign Languages
A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
(TEFL)
An Investigation of the Iranian Foreign Language Teachers’ Knowledge and Performance Based on INTASC Model
By
Leila Zahedan
Supervisor: N. Salehi, Ph D
Semnan-Iran
Dedicated to
My father and mother, for their endless support;
My husband, for his continual encouragement;
My daughter and son.
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT VI
ABSTRACT 1
LIST OF TABLES 2
CHAPTER 1:Background and Purpose
Introduction 3
Teacher Education 4
1.2.1Issues in Teacher Education 4
1.2.2 Teacher Preparation 5
1.2.3 Pre-service Teacher Education 6 1.2.4 In-service Teacher Education 8
1.3 Statement of the Problem 9
1.4 Significance of the Study 10
1.4.1 The Effect of Teachers on the Quality of Education 11
1.4.2 Preparatory Programs 11
1.4.3 The Role of Policy Makers 13
1.4.4 Postmodernism and English Education in Iran 14
1.5 Research Questions 16
1.6Limitations of the Study 17
1.7 Delimitations of the study 17
1.8Definition of Key Terms 18
1.8.1 Teacher Education 18
1.8.2 Knowledge 19
1.8.3 Teacher Performance 19
1.8.4 INTASC Model Standards 20
CHAPTER2: Review of Literature
2.1 Introduction 24
2.2 Schooling in Iran 24
2.3Islamic Philosophy of Education 26
2.4. The Importance of Understanding Educational Philosophies 28
2.5. Components of Teacher Preparation 30
2.6.History: Teacher Education in Iran 33
2.7. Teacher Education in Other Countries 35
2.7.1Evaluation of Teacher Education in Turkey 36
2.7.2Evaluation of Teacher Education in India 37
2.7.3Evaluation of Teacher Education in Pakistan 37
2.8. Issues in the Investigation of Teachers 37
2.8.1 Investigation of Teachers’ Knowledge 40
2.8.2 Investigation of Teachers’ Performance 43
2.8.3 Investigation of Teachers’ Disposition 44
2.8.4 Teacher Effectiveness 44
2.9 Evaluation of English Language Teachers 50
2.10. Globalization 52
2.11Standards and Accountability 53
2.12 Chapter Summary 54
CHAPTER 3 :Methodology
3.1. Overview 55
3.2.Subjects 55
3.3Instrument 57
3.3.1 The teacher’s Knowledge 57
3.3.2 The teacher’s Performance 57
3.4. Procedure 57
3.5. Research Design 58
3.6. Data Analysis 59
3.7Chapter Summary 59
CHAPTER 4 :Results and Discussion
4.1 Overview 60
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