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|Other Titles:||English Teaching Materials, Methodology, and Student Assessment: A Comparative Study of the Perceptions of Junior College Students and Teachers|
Department of English, NTNU
This study examined the perspectives of EFL teachers and students towards the implementation of the English curriculum in junior colleges. The investigation focused on the perceptions of teachers and students concerning teaching materials, teaching methods, and assessment. Fourteen institutions were randomly sampled to participate in this study. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods were adopted. A questionnaire was utilized to collate data from 1,236 students and 89 teachers. Interviews were also conducted with twelve head teachers to elicit information that might not have been apparent in the answers to the questionnaire. Results showed that there were perceptional discrepancies between the teachers and students: (1) Students showed lower levels of satisfaction toward the teaching materials in use. (2) Teachers' use of standardized materials in their practice was at odds with a student preference for a flexible practice where teachers would be allowed to select their own teaching materials. (3) Teachers' choices of content failed to completely cater to students’ interests. (4) Students and teachers differed in their perspectives on teaching methods, especially, in the areas of culture teaching and lecturing. The study provides suggestions for implementing an English curriculum at junior colleges.
|Appears in Collections:||英語教學|
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