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ERIC Number: EJ1208300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2354-2160
Wash-Back Effect of Iranian Students' Pre-University English Textbook and University Entrance Examinations: Teachers-Based Perspectives
Sadighi, Shiva; Yamini, Mortaza; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Yarmohammadi, Lotfollah; Zamanian, Mustafa
African Educational Research Journal, v6 n4 p303-316 Dec 2018
In this study, we investigated the possible wash-back effect of the university entrance exam as a high-stakes test and the pre-university English textbook. A 16-item teacher's perspective questionnaire was given to 40 female and male teachers teaching at pre-university schools in Education District No. One, Shiraz, Iran. The data obtained were subjected to SPSS version 17 using Chi-square test to be analyzed. The results showed alignment with those studies which supported the wash-back effect of the high-stakes exams on the teaching materials at different educational levels. Our EFL teachers' perceptions in the study highlighted that the fourth-graders' teachers mostly used supplementary materials geared toward university entrance exams' demand, contrasting with the main textbook's educational objectives. Further pedagogical implications and suggestions for future research would follow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran