Benefits and Challenges of Peer Observation Among Saudi EFL Female Teachers in Public Schools

Eatedal Alghamdi, Turki Alsolami

Abstract


This study aims to explore perceptions of the benefits and challenges of peer observation among EFL female teachers in Saudi Arabia working in public schools. A mixed-methods research design was adopted, and two sets of data were collected. The first data was collected using a questionnaire where 231 teachers filled, to elicit teachers’ perceptions. The second set of data was collected through a semi-structured interview with six teachers to understand further teachers’ perceptions and challenges to peer observation in their contexts. Findings indicate that despite teachers' positive perceptions shown in the question sure results, interviews revealed that teachers are faced with various challenges that hinder the effective implementation of peer observation. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v12i6.17949

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