This paper reports on findings from a comparative study that attempted to identify the differences and similarities between the English Language Teacher Education Programs employed in Turkey and Malaysia. Employing a qualitative case study research design, a document analysis method was chosen to compare the programs in terms of several points. To this end, information related to each program was gathered from the relevant webpages of the programs and then subjected to content analysis. The analysis of the data revealed that the ELTEPs differ from each other in two main aspects, i.e. course-related and non-course related. In terms of course-related aspects, the programs vary across course contents, total credits, types of courses, with the Malaysian ELTEP having non-secular courses in the curriculum. Concerning non-course-related issues, it has emerged that differences lie in the length of the programs, the school types student-teachers can be appointed to after graduation, overseas experiences, length of field experience and career prospects. Finally, drawing on the differences and similarities between the two programs, suggestions are made to improve the programs by bearing in mind the strong sides of each program.
|Journal Section||Research Article|
|Publication Date||October 6, 2018|
|Published in Issue||Year 2018, Volume 7, Issue 3|