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The Influence of Teacher Expectancy Improvement Strategies on Students’ Attitudes and Achievement in English Courses (An Action Research Sample)

This study was produced by Selnur Toksoy's Master's thesis which is carried out under the consultancy of Filiz Evran Acar.
Version 1 : Received: 16 November 2018 / Approved: 19 November 2018 / Online: 19 November 2018 (07:38:50 CET)

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Toksoy, S.; Evran Acar, F. The Influence of Teacher Expectancy Improvement Strategies on Student Attitude and Achievement in English Courses (An Action Research Sample). Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 20. Toksoy, S.; Evran Acar, F. The Influence of Teacher Expectancy Improvement Strategies on Student Attitude and Achievement in English Courses (An Action Research Sample). Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 20.

Journal reference: Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 20
DOI: 10.3390/educsci9010020

Abstract

The aim of the existing study is to investigate the influence of teacher expectation on students’ achievement and their attitudes towards English lesson and to increase the students’ academic success and positive attitudes towards this issue. In the study, a process which defined the existing situtation and which provided the educational processes to improve by changing the existing situation could be seen. For this reason, emancipatory/improving/critical action research model was used. The study was carried out on a sample group consisting of 87 students; 43 6th graders and 44 8th graders attending a school located in the city center of Düzce during the 2015-2016 academic year. In order to collect the data, “Teacher Expectancy Scale” developed by the researchers, “Attitude Scale towards English Course” and 7 test exams prepared by Turkish Ministry of National Education (MoNE) were used. The study was conducted for a total 48 hours in 12 weeks, 4 hours a week. As the result of the study, it was revealed that teacher expectation influenced the attitudes of the students towards the English lesson in a positive way and increased their academic achievements.

Subject Areas

foreign language teaching; teacher expectation; expectancy strategies; attitude; academic achievement

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