An evaluation of teacher perceptions of the level 1 English Language teaching materials in Institute Teknologi MARA: a basis for course improvement / Caroline Kamini Thangiah

Thangiah, Caroline Kamini (1994) An evaluation of teacher perceptions of the level 1 English Language teaching materials in Institute Teknologi MARA: a basis for course improvement / Caroline Kamini Thangiah. Masters thesis, Institut Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

In 1989, the Language Centre of ITM carried out major revisions to the English language teaching materials. The aim was to develop materials that would meet the growing needs of the students, the institute as well as the nation. But due to time and administrative constraints, the materials did not undergo any traffic. Thus the effectiveness of the materials is not known. The purpose of this study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the materials using teachers' perceptions in order that this might contribute to course improvement. The teachers' perceptions were explored in the following areas: objectives, content, approach, support and guidance and testing procedures. The design of the study consisted of a Materials Evaluation Questionnaire and teacher interviews. The subjects for this study were English language teachers from seven ITM branch campuses located in West Malaysia.
The results of the study show that: (a) to a great extent the materials are not appropriate to the students, (b) to a great extent the materials are not adequate, (c) to a great extent the recommended communicative approach is successful with the students, (d) to a great extent the materials do not provide support and guidance for the teachers, (e) to a great extent the testing procedures are not effective in measuring student learning, (f) only to
a certain extent the materials are stimulating, and (g) only to a certain extent the materials are successful in achieving the objectives of the course. The overall findings of the study support the recommendation for the improvement of the materials. Apart from providing recommendations for the improvement of the present Level I ELT materials, teachers also requested for training in areas such as materials development, ELT methodology, testing procedures and time and classroom management.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Creators:
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Thangiah, Caroline Kamini
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Dali, Razak (Dr.)
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Wang, Yoon Yah (Dr.)
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Education and training of teachers and administrators > Professional aspects of teaching and school administrators. Vocational guidance
P Language and Literature > PE English language
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Academy of Language Studies
Programme: Master of Arts
Date: September 1994
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11796
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