IranianEFLTeachers’ProfessionalSuccessinHighSchoolsandPrivateLanguageInstitutes:AComparativeStudy

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DepartmentofForeignLanguagesShirazBranch,IslamicAzadUniversityShiraz,Iran

Abstract

ThepresentstudyaimedtoinvestigateprofessionalsuccessamongIranianEFLteachersintwodifferentteachingcontextsnamelyhighschoolsandlaguageinstitutesconcerningtheiryearsofteachingexperience,gender,levelofeducationandsocioeconomicstatus.Dataweregatheredfromamong61teachersand600studentschosenfromvariousprivateEnglishlanguageinstitutesandhighschoolsinShiraz,Iran.TheinstrumentusedinthestudywasaquestionnairedevelopedbyMoafianandPishghadam(2009).Resultsindicatedthatprofessionalsuccessofmaleteachersishigherthanthatoffemaleteachers.Find-ingsfurtherillustratedthatthereisasignificantpositiverelationshipbetweenEnglishteachers’professionalsuccessandtheireducationlevlandsocioeconomicstatus.Finally,itwasfoundthatEnglishteachers’professionalsuccessishigheramonginstituteteacherscomparedwiththeircounterparts.

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