Effects of a Training Workshop on Taiwan Teachers’ Remedial Instruction: Results from a Case Study

Wen-Chi Hu

Abstract


The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan proclaimed to strengthen underachievers’
self-esteem and academic performance, the first Teacher Training Workshop on Remedial
Teaching (TTWRT) was designed to cultivate qualified remedial teachers for further
education policy movement. This study aimed to investigate 58 qualified remedial instructors’
perceptions on their professional growth and support requirements under the impact of the
reforms. The aim of this study was to ascertain remedial teachers’ perceptions of demands,
training satisfaction, and professionalism. Four significant findings are that (1) teachers lack
the confidence to teach and promote remediation adequately; (2) teachers face the
miscommunication among students, parents, schools, and administrative staffs; (3) teachers
lack of remedial teaching materials and methods; and (4) teachers hold positive attitudes
towards the professional remediation workshop. The results of this study assess the chances
of success for teacher professional development preparing remedial teachers to implement the
reforms.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v8i4.10142

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