ERIC Number: EJ1131375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
English Language Teachers' Implementation of Curriculum with Action-Oriented Approach in Turkish Primary Education Classrooms
Yeni-Palabiyik, P.; Daloglu, A.
Journal on English Language Teaching, v6 n2 p45-57 Apr-Jun 2016
The aim of the study is to explore English language teachers' implementation of a curriculum innovation with an action-oriented approach in the context of teaching English to very young learners in Turkish primary schools. As a part of exploratory case study design, data from multiple sources were gathered in the form of observational field notes, followup interviews and document analysis. Findings indicated a variation in teachers' instructional practices ranging from traditional to constructivist. Even if factors such as presence of instructional materials and facilities of the school influenced the implementation, this study indicated that the teacher is the main factor in effective delivery of any imposed change. Besides, the positive influence of proficiency in subject-matter knowledge and curricular knowledge to achieve coherence between the intended and delivered curriculum was revealed. The results showed that providing an ongoing support and including teachers in the process of curriculum development helped to promote the effective implementation of the curriculum innovation.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development, Innovation, Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Observation, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Constructivism (Learning), Language Teachers, Language Proficiency, Elementary School Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey