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Putatively Quintessential Behavioral-Pedagogical Conditions Reinforcing the Maintenance of EFL University Instructors

Seyyed Mohammad Ali Soozandehfar
Published 21 June 2020

Abstract

This investigation attempted to explore the necessary conditions to maintain and satisfy university instructors in the EFL context of Iran. To this end, 35 EFL instructors from diverse universities were interviewed, and then, based on the received ideas, a 29-item questionnaire on EFL instructor maintenance was designed and submitted to 48 other EFL instructors. To classify and choose a group of frequent ideas and decline the inessentials, the qualitative coding, i.e. open, axial, and selective coding, were applied. The results of the analysis revealed two major themes, i.e., behavioral and pedagogical, derived from six core categories, i.e., minimizing confrontations, promoting positive attitudes, reinforcing criticality, naturalizing blatantness, encouraging learning-centeredness, and inducing reflective-teaching learning, as six putatively quintessential conditions for the maintenance of EFL Instructors. Finally, this study suggested some pedagogical implications. KEYWORDS

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