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ERIC Number: EJ1151109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Teachers' Perceptions of the Standard-Based English Language Curriculum in Malaysian Primary Schools
Sulaiman, Suriati; Sulaiman, Tajularipin; Rahim, Suzieleez Syrene Abdul
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n3 p195-208 Jul 2017
Standard-based English language curriculum (SBELC) was fairly a new curriculum in Malaysian primary schools. The implementation of SBELC is a phenomenon affecting all teachers and pupils in primary education. Since curriculum implementation occurs mostly in the classroom and teachers are the key players in the implementation process, the initial concern should be teachers' perceptions towards the new language curriculum. Teachers' perceptions towards the curriculum determine their acceptance and readiness. Therefore, a multiple-case study was carried out that involved five teachers from five national primary schools to investigate teachers' perceptions towards the implementation of the SBELC and data were analysed from classroom observations, semi-structured interviews, and corresponding documents. The findings suggested the participants had positive perceptions towards the new language curriculum which were the early indicator of their acceptance and readiness to implement the standard-based English language curriculum. This paper attempts to discuss teachers' perceptions of the standard-based English language curriculum as progressive, pragmatic and outcome-based curriculum in Malaysian primary schools.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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