Arab World English Journal (August 2021)                       Theses ID 277                                Pp. 1- 28
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/th.277

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Evaluation of Teachers’ involvement in English curriculum design and development in the Saudi
Public School
 


Ashwag A. Al-kasi
Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabi

 

 

Author: Ashwag A. Al-kasi
Thesis Title: Evaluation of Teachers’ involvement in English curriculum design and development in the Saudi Public Schools
Institution: English Department, Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Major: Applied Linguistics
Degree: MA in Applied Linguistics
Year of award:
2021
Supervisor:
 Dr. Abdul Wahed Q. Al Zumor
Keywords: curriculum design, collaborative curriculum design, teachers’ involvement in designing curriculum

 

Abstract
Involving English teachers in designing and developing curriculum leads to producing effective curriculum, therefore, efficient learning process of English. This exploratory study evaluated the English teachers’ involvement in designing curriculum in Saudi public schools. Also, it investigates how English teachers’ absence of the process of curriculum design impacts them and their learners. Then the study suggests the collaborative curriculum design method as an alternative. The sample consists of seven teachers and two supervisors. The data were collected and analyzed through qualitative research methods. The findings show that English teachers’ participation is restricted to evaluating the curriculum after implementing it. This narrow role limits the creativity and productivity of English teachers and their students.

Cite as:  Al-kasi, A. A. (2021). Evaluation of Teachers’ involvement in English curriculum design and development in the Saudi Public School. English Department, Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia (M.A.Thesis). Retrieved from
Arab World English Journal (ID Number: 277) August 2021: 1-28.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/th.277

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Ashwag A. Al-kasi: I Currently work as an English teacher at the Saudi Ministry of Education.
ORCiD ID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3477-5256