publication . Article . 2008

A case study of teachers' implementation of curriculum innovation in English language teaching in Turkish primary education

Yasemin Kırkgöz;
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  • Published: 29 Mar 2008
  • Country: Turkey
Abstract
This article reports a 2-year case study (2003-2005) on teachers' instructional practices, and the impact of teacher understandings and training upon the teachers' implementation of the Communicative Oriented Curriculum (COC) initiative in the context of a major curriculum innovation in teaching English to young learners in Turkish state schools. Using multidimensional qualitative research procedures, comprising classroom observations, teacher interviews and lesson transcripts, a picture is developed of how 32 teachers implemented COC. Results showed that teachers' instructional practices ranged along the transmission and interpretation teaching continuum, and t...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Communicative Oriented Curriculum (COC), Curriculum innovation, Primary education, Teaching English to young learners (TEYLs) in Turkey, Qualitative research, Mathematics education, Pedagogy, Psychology, Turkish, language.human_language, language, Teaching method, Curriculum development, Primary education, English language, Curriculum, Professional development
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