English teacher’s perception towards CEFR: challenges and solutions / Evelyn Jayapalan

Jayapalan, Evelyn (2021) English teacher’s perception towards CEFR: challenges and solutions / Evelyn Jayapalan. In: International Conference of Research on Language Education (I–Role) 2021: Engaging in Change: Empowering Linguistics, Literature & Language. Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Alor Gajah, Melaka.

Abstract

This research explored the perception of English Teachers towards the implementation of CEFR conducted at SMK Seksyen 7, Shah Alam. The purpose was to identify English Teachers’ perceptions of CEFR's headwork and to find solutions made on the challenges faced. The researcher conveyed a qualitative research design and used convenient sampling on approaching twelve English Teachers to participate in a semi- structured interview done through the availability of telephone interviews. The data was audio-recorded, and teachers classified into alphabetical categories. The recordings were transcribed and coded according to the thematic analysis. It claimed that CEFR contributes to positive enactment in Malaysia, but due to the research gap, solutions have not researched, and the goal of this study is to subdue the gap. Results found that English Teachers perceived a positive perception of CEFR's headwork and aligned with its framework. Participants also contribute solutions to combat the challenges they faced with CEFR. However, the participants disagreed with mentioning that lack of training as they perceived the equivalent amount of training. Textbook usage in the headwork sparked minor worries as participants gladly adapted the content to familiarize themselves with students’ prior knowledge. Nevertheless, there were implications faced, including external factors of Covid-19, as it constrained the methodology changed interview settings. To conclude, the findings established claims made and supported the illustration of the problem statement with sufficient reading from the literature review. In conclusion, English teachers perceived positive motion towards the headwork of CEFR and justified their solutions to the challenges faced.

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Item Type: Book Section
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Jayapalan, Evelyn
evelyn.jayapalan@city.edu.my
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Mohd Nor, Abd Halim
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Md Badarudin, Ismadi
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Jono, Nor Hajar Hasrol
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Ismail, Shafinar
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Maulan, Sumarni
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Md Yusuf, Ahmad Harith Syah
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Mahpoth, Halim
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Perception
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice)
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Study and teaching
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus
Keywords: English teacher’s; Perception; CEFR
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46670
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