PROFESSIONALISM AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SITUATIONS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN TURKEY
Keywords:Professionalism, Professional learning, Teacher professionalism, English language teachers
This research aims to describe the professionalism and professional learning situations of English language teachers in Turkey. In the present study quantitative research design was adopted. The sample of the study is 354 English teachers working in public schools in Gaziantep (including all its districts) in the 2021-2022 academic year. The data were collected via two questionnaires. The first scale is the "Teaching Profession Professionalism Scale" that was used to determine the professionalism level of English teachers in Turkey. The second scale is the Teacher Professional Learning Scale, which was used in order to measure in which areas and to what extent teachers learn. The results revealed that there is a positive moderate correlation between the Professional learning scale and the professionalism scale scores of the teachers. The results showed that teachers need developmental programs for both professional learning and professionalism. It is hoped that the study will shed light on the related professional group and the aims and practices of English language teaching of the National Education policy.