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ERIC Number: EJ824788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Primary School English Teachers' Perceptions of the English Language Curriculum of 6th, 7th and 8th Grades
Ersen Yanik, Asli
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v35 p123-134 2008
This study aims to investigate how the teachers who have different background characteristics perceive the goals and content of the English language curriculum implemented at the 6th, 7th and 8th grades of public primary schools. The study was conducted during the 2004-2005 school year with 368 English teachers selected from the seven regions of Turkey. The data was collected by using newly prepared questionnaires whose reliability and validity were sustained through pilot-testing. The results revealed that the goals of the curriculum were attained at the moderate level and there were problems with the curriculum content. The teachers' perceptions differed according to their school location, teaching experience and educational background. During the curriculum implementation, certain problems were encountered due to lack of resources, students, the program itself and the classroom environment. (Contains 7 tables.)
Hacettepe University. Faculty of Education, Beytepe, Ankara 06800, Turkey. Tel: +90-312-2978583; Fax: +90-312-2992083; e-mail: efdergi@hacettepe.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.efdergi.hacettepe.edu.tr
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey