الاكاديمية للدراسات الاجتماعية و الانسانية
Volume 12, Numéro 3, Pages 232-244

Exploring The Effectiveness Of Teacher Education Programmes To Enhance Teacher-students Relationship: The Case Of Secondary School Teachers At Ain Beida – Oum El Bouaghi

Authors : Khiari Nor El Houda . Idri Nadia .

Abstract

The variation in the teacher-student relationship quality can be expected from classroom behaviour. It is also reflected in the students’ academic success, motivation and beliefs about the teacher and the subject matter being taught as well as in the teachers’ professional satisfaction and well-being. The paper aims at exploring the effectiveness of teacher education programmes in preparing EFL teachers to deal effectively with in-class challenging situations and misbehaving students. In pursuance of this aim, a mixed methodology was used. First, a document-based description of “the Educational Guide for Secondary Education teachers” was made. Then, a questionnaire was distributed to twenty educators teaching at different secondary schools at Ain Beida – Oum El Bouaghi. Findings revealed that the Educational Guide for Secondary School Teachers is the only educational document that tackled the social and psychological sides of classroom interaction. Results also demonstrated that no matter how efficient are the teacher education programmes, they cannot equip novice educators with all they need for an effective lifetime teaching. Further, the participants hold different opinions about the importance and the benefits of the training programmes and they made interesting suggestions to improve it. This calls for the importance and the need for continuing professional development.

Keywords

Classroom Misbehaviour ; Teacher Education Programmes ; Teacher-Student Relationship