p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
Deomed Publishing
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Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Original Empirical Research
Received: February 24, 2019; Accepted: January 12, 2021; Published online: May 12, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.21.531653; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
The New Requirement for Instructor Recruitment at School of Foreign Languages: What Do Administrators Think?
Erdem Aksoy1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Derya Bozdoğan2 ORCIDID, Mümin Şen3 ORCIDID
1Department of Foreign Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, TED University, Ankara, Turkey
2MELD Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
3School of Foreign Languages, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey
In 2018, a legislative change -law number 2547- resulted in the adoption of the title "instructor", replacing "lecturers, specialists, translators, and education planners" for positions at the different departments of universities. This law also led to an adjustment in the instructor recruitment requirements. Correspondingly, the English language teaching instructors must have completed a master's degree to be hired to work at School of Foreign Languages (SFLs). This paper aims to uncover the opinions and suggestions of School of Foreign Language administrators about this change. This study shows that administrators approach the new requirement unenthusiastically due to the possible problems in hiring instructors. As an alternative criterion to a master's degree in ELT, administrators consider certification, teaching experience and graduate degrees in non-ELT programs. The results suggest that instructors be provided with professional development opportunities that merges theory into practice.
Keywords: Administrators, instructors, School of Foreign Languages (SFLs), teacher qualities
How to cite this article: Aksoy, E., Bozdoğan, D., & Şen, M. (2021). The new requirement for instructor recruitment at school of foreign languages: What do administrators think? Yükseköğretim Dergisi, doi:10.2399/yod.21.531653
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