Possible Challenges of Teacher Research for Teacher Professional Development

Utami Widiati

Abstract


Teacher research (i.e. action research) has gained acceptance as a tool for teacher professional development. In spite of its increasing popularity in language classrooms, concerns have been raised in the implementation of teacher research, such as issues of quality, sustainability, the development of standards, and accessibility. In the Indonesian context, the unprofessional working conditions and the education background of most teachers have made it difficult for teachers to sustain and access research. Since changing the former appears beyond the aim of this article, it is suggested that teacher education institutions focus on the latter, revisiting the curriculum of teacher education to provide more research components

Keywords


Teacher research, teacher professional development, teacher-education curriculum revisited

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/jip.v7i0.680

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