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ERIC Number: EJ771611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Teachers' Experiences and Perceptions of Primary EFL in Norway and the Netherlands: A Comparative Study
Drew, Ion; Oostdam, Ron; van Toorenburg, Han
European Journal of Teacher Education, v30 n3 p319-341 Aug 2007
This article compares the organization and practice of primary English language teaching in Norway and The Netherlands, considering the strengths and weaknesses of the respective systems. It is based on surveys carried out in each country. Several issues considered essential to the success of a primary EFL program are addressed, such as starting age, contact hours, teacher competence, teaching priorities, classroom practice, the use of the target language as the language of instruction, and materials used. Special attention is given to the transition from the primary to secondary level. Although both countries share common challenges and problems, these appear to be far greater in the Netherlands than in Norway, especially with regard to continuity from primary to secondary. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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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: Netherlands; Norway