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ERIC Number: EJ994921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
Issues in Supporting the Teaching of Reading in English as a Second Language to Arabic-Speaking Children
Wyatt, Mark
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v12 n2 p146-162 Sep 2012
In this paper, I argue that in-service language-teacher education programs should consider all elements of the linguistic, geographical and cultural context of the teachers the course is designed for, and respond to this context in a constructivist way in program design and implementation. Using qualitative case-study data, I focused on the development over time of an English teacher of young learners in Oman who was studying at an in-service teacher education program that appeared to meet various criteria for constructivism. However, findings indicate the teacher's growth was uneven, and conclusions are that input on initial literacy and the teaching and assessment of reading in English as a second language (ESL) could have been better tailored to the context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman