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Volume 7 Number 2, Summer 2010, Pages 1-359   

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A Survey on the Professional Development Needs of Part-time College English Teachers in Taiwan

    Cheryl Wei-yu Chen

Part-time faculty members provide an increasing amount of instruction in higher education institutions around the world. However, due to their marginal status, these teachers' professional development needs are often neglected. The current study attempts to find out how to better support part-time college English teachers in Taiwan. Using a questionnaire as the main instrument, the results show that these teachers yearn for more institutional support and professional development activities initiated by their departments. The author calls for more efforts to study and meet the professional development needs of part-time college English teachers.

Keywords: part-time college English teachers, professional development needs