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ERIC Number: ED545391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-2320-9038
Divergence in Curricular-Weight Teacher-Efforts and Student-Difficulties in Secondary School ESL
Abdul Gafoor, K.; Sreeja, C.
Online Submission, Guru Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences v1 n4 p227-240 Oct-Dec 2013
The increasing importance of English as a global language, calls for an equally vigorous attempt to improving teaching and learning it in schools as a second language within and outside India. Highlighting the relevance of contextualising ESL learning by allowing for the needs of students and teachers in undertaking reforms to ESL learning, this paper investigated curricular weight, teacher efforts and student difficulty in teaching-learning of discourses and its features used in English textbooks at the secondary level in Kerala, India. Content analysis of high school ESL textbooks and teachers' handbooks, students' and teachers' reports on difficulties in learning and emphasis in teaching ESL revealed divergence in the three aspects of the ESL curriculum development and implementation. Implications are added. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India