Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2020, Vol. 11(4) 85-93
Mebratu Mulatu, Abiy Zewdu, Woldemariam Bezabih, Yirgalem Beleke
pp. 85 - 93 | Manu. Number: ijrte.2020.011
Published online: December 29, 2020 | Number of Views: 229 | Number of Download: 513
The purpose of this article is to provide a more comprehensive picture of English language teacher preparation in Ethiopia on top of a closer analysis of current English language teacher education program. In particular, it presents English language teacher education within the context of policy implementation and teacher preparation models over the last six decades by highlighting key reforms and how these reforms impacted the English language teacher preparation system. Different studies currently reveal that teacher preparation in Ethiopia in general and English language teacher preparation in particular is entangled with multiple problems. Hence, this article critically investigates major challenges of the current English language teachers’ preparation program of Ethiopia and recommends possible intervention model which helps to curb the problem.
Keywords: ELT teacher preparation, models
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