A professional development program for primary school English language teachers in Turkey: designing a materials bank

Daloglu A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, vol.24, no.6, pp.677-690, 2004 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2004.04.001
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.677-690
  • Keywords: professional development, designing instructional materials, STAFF-DEVELOPMENT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents and discusses an in-service teacher development program that focussed on establishing a materials bank for English language teachers at a private primary school in Ankara, Turkey, and teachers' evaluations of the program. The program aimed to lead to teacher change as growth and learning, to address school-based needs, and to provide overall quality improvement. Feedback obtained during the professional development program and after its completion demonstrates that teachers improved their knowledge and skills on materials design and curriculum related issues as well as improving the overall quality of instruction and developing a positive attitude towards professional development. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.