The research is designed to investigate and compare the different trends between 2015 TESOL in Turkey and global trends of TESOL during the 50-year history of TESOL. In the journey of comparing the local trends of TESOL with the global trends, 81 MA theses with the period of 2015 were taken into consideration in this investigation. As a research methodology, a mixed method which consists of qualitative and quantitative methods was applied to determine the findings of the research. In our qualitative analysis, starting with the priori categories, several existing TESOL trends were found along with the emerging trends in TESOL. The percentage of each themes following with both existing and new trends were calculated using the quantitative method. Content analysis is used to categorize 81 MA theses from the Council of Higher Education Thesis Center in Turkey into various categories.  It is found that alongside existing categories such as method, learner, subject matter, some emerging trends such as teacher development and assessment and evaluation, native or non-native speaker teacher(s)…etc. were found. Some significant pedagogical implications were discussed and suggestions were provided for future studies. 

"/ The present study is designed to investigate and compare emerging local trends in the field of TESOL research in Turkey during 2015 and global patterns of TESOL research. In the process of analysing the local patterns of TESOL in comparison to the global trends, 81 MA theses completed and uploaded on the system the Turkish Higher Education Thesis Center website uploaded during the year of 2015 were analysed. As a research methodology, qualitative method was applied to determine the findings of the research. In our qualitative analysis, starting with the prior categories, several existing TESOL trends were found along with the emerging trends in TESOL. The content analysis was performed on the qualitative data. The percentages of occurrence of each theme found in every category were calculated. Besides, content analysis was performed on these theses. It is found that alongside existing types such as teaching methodology, learner, subject matter, some emerging trends; other common research topics, such as teacher development and assessment and evaluation, native or non-native speaker teacher(s)…etc. emerged. Some significant pedagogical implications were discussed, and suggestions were provided for future studies.">

A Comparison between TESOL in 2015 in Turkey and the Global Trends of TESOL


The present study is designed to investigate and compare emerging local trends in the field of TESOL research in Turkey during 2015 and global patterns of TESOL research. In the process of analysing the local patterns of TESOL in comparison to the global trends, 81 MA theses completed and uploaded on the system the Turkish Higher Education Thesis Center website uploaded during the year of 2015 were analysed. As a research methodology, qualitative method was applied to determine the findings of the research. In our qualitative analysis, starting with the prior categories, several existing TESOL trends were found along with the emerging trends in TESOL. The content analysis was performed on the qualitative data. The percentages of occurrence of each theme found in every category were calculated. Besides, content analysis was performed on these theses. It is found that alongside existing types such as teaching methodology, learner, subject matter, some emerging trends; other common research topics, such as teacher development and assessment and evaluation, native or non-native speaker teacher(s)…etc. emerged. Some significant pedagogical implications were discussed, and suggestions were provided for future studies.


Keywords


2015 TESOL in Turkey, Global trends of TESOL, Comparison of ELT trends.

Author : Aihemaituoheti WUJIABUDULA - Çiğdem Karatepe
Number of pages: 87-99
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ijlet.23373
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International Journal of Languages Education
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