Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development
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DIAZ LARENAS, Claudio H; RODRIGUEZ MORAN, Andrea Victoria and POBLETE RIVERA, Karen Jocelyn. Comparing Teaching Styles and Personality Types of EFL Instructors in the Public and Private Sectors. profile [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp. 111-127. ISSN 1657-0790.
This is an exploratory non-experimental research study whose main objective is to compare the teaching styles of a group of thirty teachers of English working in either public or private secondary education in Chile. In order to collect the required data, two instruments were administered to the participants: a teaching style inventory and a personality type index proposed by Grasha. Results indicate that public sector participants show a facilitator teaching style and an extrovert personality type, whereas private sector participants reveal a more authoritative teaching style and an introverted type of personality.
Keywords : English teachers; personality types; teaching styles.