Material adaptation among rural primary school English language teachers

Mohd Iqbal Ahamat, and Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan, (2022) Material adaptation among rural primary school English language teachers. 3L; Language,Linguistics and Literature,The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies., 28 (1). pp. 90-102. ISSN 0128-5157


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This study is meant to investigate rural primary school teachers’ views on the use of imported textbooks and their adaptation strategies in dealing with foreign content in the prescribed materials. A qualitative approach was employed using semi-structured interviews, involving seven rural primary school English language teachers. The responses were orthographically transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis. The teachers disclosed that they did not have problems with the grammatical elements in the textbooks, but the cultural context needed to be locally presented to make the materials meaningful to their students. Teachers with fewer years of teaching experience, as opposed to experienced teachers, were found to be more innovative in their classrooms. Prospective research might better consider larger samples and employ a deliberate method of study for a better generalisation.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:CEFR; English language learning; Imported textbooks; Material adaptation; Rural primary school teachers
Journal:3L ; Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature
ID Code:18560
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Deposited On:09 May 2022 07:13
Last Modified:11 May 2022 00:40

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