ERIC Number: EJ1024270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
The Implications of Expanding the Instruction Time for the English Language Teaching Policy Implementation in the Sultanate of Oman: A Qualitative Study
Al-Issa, Ali S. M.
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v10 n4 p311-333 2013
This study asks questions and elicits answers about the importance of English language teaching (ELT) instruction time on the national curriculum in the Sultanate of Oman from an ideological perspective. It triangulates data from semi-structured interviews made with different agents involved in the Omani ELT system and representing different social, cultural, and academic backgrounds, the pertinent literature, the National English Language Policy/Plan, and other locally produced policy texts. The critical discussion, which aims at revealing and examining the degree of conflict and harmony, differences and similarities, and agreements and disagreements embodied in the various statements, has revealed variable ideologies and paradigms about the instruction time given to ELT on the national curriculum. The findings in this article have their direct implications for ELT policy in the Sultanate of Oman and other similar contexts where English and other equally important languages are taught as a foreign/second language.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, National Curriculum, Ideology, Semi Structured Interviews, Cultural Background, Educational Background, Language Planning, Cultural Context, Teacher Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman