Anatolian High Schools, EFL Setting, English Teachers, Turkish Context
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This study aims to investigate the perception of English teachers about the conversion of MEB high schools to Anatolian high schools within the viewpoints of educational linguistics in Turkish context. Also, whether the perceptions of the English teachers differ regarding gender and regional difference variables is questioned in this study. English teachers working at MEB high schools and Anatolian high schools in a city in Turkey have participated to the study. A questionnaire, “Should MEB high schools be converted to Anatolian High Schools?” has been prepared to check whether the subjects can identify whether MEB high schools should be converted to Anatolian High Schools or not within the viewpoints of educational linguistics. Their experience in both MEB high schools and Anatolian High schools in terms of foreign language quality after the conversion of MEB high schools to Anatolian High Schools has been analyzed and discussed in the present study. The results show that nearly all of the English Language teachers think that MEB high schools (MEB-HS) should not be converted to Anatolian high schools (AHS)