A qualitative study of teaching practices and strategies of five English teachers tn the Bangladesh context
AuthorNova, Noshin Atia
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This study explores teaching practices of some of the English teachers emphasizing what English teachers do in their English classroom. Among the participating teachers, five teachers were selected to report in this study. They were selected from urban and rural areas and from different classroom settings so that it gives a picture of English teaching from various perspective. For example some teachers were teaching in the rural areas and some of them were teaching in the city. Some of them were teaching following prescribed curriculum and textbook and one of them was free to choose her own textbook and other materials. The researcher focuses on various aspects including classroom activities, lesson plan, classroom environment and their attitude to teaching in order to give a rich picture of teaching in various setting. Data for this research were collected through interviews with teachers and students, classroom observation and investigating other related materials and these are presented as narratives. The narratives provide rich description of actual teaching practices highlighting various aspects including importance of teacher’s lesson plan, classroom activities, feedback and their behavior and its impact on students. It can be an important guideline for other teachers and related professional to take into account while they make decision.