When attitudes and beliefs meet: a qualitative study with some Brazilian teachers of English

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This paper is about attitudes and beliefs. Considering attitude as an evaluative reaction and beliefs as a perception one might have on something or somebody, this paper has as objective, through the lens of both elements, to understand some teachers’ perception and reaction on the teaching/learning process of English as well as to reflect on the relationship between both. Therefore, this paper is based on a qualitative research, conducted with a group of Brazilian teachers of English. To generate the data, we used the teacher´s diaries. The data pointed, among other things, the existence of a strong relationship between attitude and belief, imbricated with the teachers’ practices. The relevance of this study lies in the possibility to shed light to the teaching/learning of English, in order to overcome barriers, materialized in attitudes and beliefs, which, many times, impede educational success.

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Biografia do Autor

Flavius Almeida Anjos, UFRB

PhD in Language and Culture (UFBA). Adjunct Professor of English Language at Recôncavo of Bahia Federal University (UFRB), Brazil. 

 

Denise Chaves de Menezes Scheyerl, PPGLInC (UFBA)

PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, Germany Filology, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München, Alemanha. Full Professor at Bahia Federal University (UFBA), Brazil.

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