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Lebanese English as a foreign language teachers’ conceptions of teaching and their practice in Lebanese public high schools

Saba 'Ayon, Najwa;
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  • Published: 23 Apr 2013
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
For about the last decade, education reformers have stressed the role of teachers in translating policy reforms into classroom practice. In Lebanon, the 1997 revised English curriculum, which follows learner-centred teaching, has as one of its objectives to enable learners to communicate effectively in English. To meet such an objective, the reformers called for the use of cooperative learning (CL) as it maximises the learners’ exposure to meaningful input and output in a democratic, cooperative environment. However, to date a lot of the graduates from Lebanese Public High Schools (LPHS), unlike their counterparts in the private sector, are not proficient enough...
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