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ERIC Number: EJ969107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teacher Beliefs and Intentions regarding the Instruction of English Grammar under National Curriculum Reforms: A Theory of Planned Behaviour Perspective
Underwood, Paul R.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n6 p911-925 Aug 2012
While numerous studies in mainstream education have drawn on the Theory of Planned Behaviour to investigate curriculum impact, in English Language Teaching contexts such research is scant. This study applies the theory to anticipate the impact of the Japanese national curriculum for English, by exploring the beliefs of senior high school teachers regarding the integration of grammar with communication-oriented teaching. The findings imply that for some teachers, adoption will be hindered, firstly, by misconceptions regarding high-stakes examinations, resulting in unfavourable attitudes and perceptions of social pressure to reject reform; and secondly, by insufficient resources, such as time and training. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan