The Effect of Gender, Experience, and Training on Teachers’ Written Corrective Feedback Practices

Fatma Mohamed Al Kharusi, Abdo Mohammed Al-Mekhlafi, Ali Hussain Al-Bulushi, Ahmed Yousuf Abdulraheem

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This study investigated whether EFL Post-Basic education teachers’ perceptions toward teachers’ practice of written corrective feedback (WCF) varied according to three contextual variables gender, teaching experience, and in-service training on WCF. It also attempted to investigate the challenges teachers encounter when providing WCF. The quantitative data was collected from 156 EFL teachers who were teaching Post-Basic education grades (11-12). The participants were randomly selected from three governorates in Oman: Muscat, Al Batinah South, and Sharqia North. The study showed that the only variable that had an effect on teachers’ perceptions was the number of training workshops/courses received on WCF. It also revealed that teachers perceived the challenge of focusing on all types of errors (content, organisation, and language) simultaneously as the most common difficulty they were experiencing. Some suggested recommendations of the study for the Ministry of Education, EFL teachers, and further studies were finally provided.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/selt.v7n1p59

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