ERIC Number: ED426619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary English Language Orientation Project: Ministry of Education, Zanzibar. Final Evaluation Report.
Brumfit, Ann; Hikmany, H. R. H.
This report evaluates Zanzibar's Secondary English Language Orientation Project, whose objective is to produce curriculum-based instructional materials in simple English to cover one academic year in preparation for English-medium secondary education. An associated program of teacher training was also examined. The evaluation investigated the extent to which the materials fulfilled the aim of promoting process-based and interactive learning. The materials are commended for their clarity, simplicity, and general appropriateness, but there are reservations about some aspects of the learning that they presuppose. The impact of in-service training has not yet been internally evaluated, but project structures were judged to be sound and to provide an adequate basis for future development. There was some evidence of change in patterns of classroom interaction, with a shift towards a new, more facilitative role for classroom teachers of all subjects, but many teachers' skills were affected a lack of confidence in the language, and some weaknesses in methodology are identified. While the teacher training program has been successful in producing changes in classroom climate, other opportunities for local capacity-building have not always been optimized within this project. Project data and other documentation are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Developing Nations, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language of Instruction, Material Development, Program Evaluation, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva (Switzerland).; Department for International Development, London (England).; European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).; Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Zanzibar Ministry of Education (Tanzania).
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania