English Language Education in Ecuador: Assessing Opportunities for Teaching and Learning in a Developing Nation
Palabras clave:English, education, initiatives, analysis, teachers, curriculum
This project was authored by a team of researchers who are part of a national academic consortium entitled Leadership in English Academic Research Network (LEARN). The network serves not only to produce scholarships to train researchers but to promote academic inquiry on English language teaching and learning in Ecuador. Both the design and implementation of this project —since its inception— were horizontal and local, meaning that researchers were organized into groups according to geographical zones that are used by the Ministry of Education to organize educational institutions across the country. Decisions were made through consensus among all participating members, with administrative leadership provided by a designated member of each regional team.
CHAPTER 1. The Tapestry of EFL Teachers in Ecuador
CHAPTER 2. The Perceived Effects of Workload, Class Size, and Teacher English Proficiency on EFL Learning
CHAPTER 3. Methodologies and Curriculum: Incongruence in Teachers’ Knowledge and Practices
CHAPTER 4. Teacher Professional Development: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future
CHAPTER 5. The Accomodating Behavior of Ecuadorian English Teachers