The Impact of Instructional Supervision on Professional Development of Iranian Intermediate EFL Teachers

Naser Janani, Aliasghar Ahmadishokouh, Fatemeh Samadi


This study was conducted to examine the impact of instructional supervision on professional development of Iranian intermediate EFL teachers. Moreover, this study aimed at discovering Iranian EFL teachers’ attitude towards supervision and its influence on their classroom decision making and professional development. The study also accounted for their differences and similarities in this respect and explored the relationship between teachers’ teaching experience and their attitude towards classroom supervision. In order to conduct the study 18 teachers from three different institutions along with three supervisors were chosen and the data was collected via observations, field notes, interviews, stimulated recalls, questionnaires and audio-video recordings. Based on the findings of this study instructional supervision had a significant effect on the professional development of Iranian EFL intermediate teachers.


Decision Making; Professional Development; Supervision; Supervisor

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