The classroom practices of primary and secondary school teachers participating in English in Action. Large-scale quantitative study 2a2, Research Report

Abstract

The purpose of this study (Study 2a2) was to ascertain whether changes in the classroom practice of teachers and students participating in English in Action (EIA) had been sustained over the period of the pilot school interventions. As far as possible, the results of this study were compared to those observed in a baseline study of a sample of schools prior to the interventions (Baseline Study 3), as well as Study 2a on the classroom practices of primary and secondary school teachers participating in EIA, undertaken in June 2010, four months after the launch of the interventions. Like Study 2a, this follow-up investigation was a large-scale quantitative observation of teaching and language practices among teachers and students participating in the EIA primary and secondary programmes. A feature of any improved English language teaching is an increase in the amount of student talk in lessons, as well as an increase in the use of the target language by both teachers and students. Thus, this study focused upon the use of English by teachers and students, the extent of teacher and student talk time, the nature of the teacher talk, as well as the nature of the activities that students took part in. A total of 324 teachers were observed for this repeat study: 195 primary and 129 secondary teachers.

Citation

Erling, E.J.; Burton, S.; McCormick, R. The classroom practices of primary and secondaryschool teachers participating in English in Action. Large-scale quantitative study 2a2, Research Report. English in Action (EIA), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2012) 64 pp.

The classroom practices of primary and secondary school teachers participating in English in Action. Large-scale quantitative study 2a2, Research Report

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