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ERIC Number: EJ1046173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Teachers and the Implementation of a New English Curriculum in Malaysia
Hardman, Jan; A-Rahman, Norhaslynda
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v27 n3 p260-277 2014
In the light of a recent curriculum reform to improve the teaching of English in primary schools in Malaysia, this study set out to investigate the extent to which teachers are adopting a communicative language teaching (CLT) approach in their teaching. A mixed-method approach incorporating systematic observation, stimulated recall and interviews with teachers was used to study 32 English lessons at Standard 1. Despite being urged to adopt CLT approaches, the data analysis revealed the underlying pedagogy of the teachers was made up of rote, recitation, instruction and exposition, and that it severely restricted opportunities for pupils to participate in dialogue and discussion. Implications for improving the quality of English language teaching in primary schools in Malaysia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A