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Title: PERCEPTIONS OF CURRICULAR CHANGES AND APPROPRIATION OF NEW EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES FOR THE LEARNING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: A MIXED METHODS STUDY WITH TELESECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN TABASCO A DISSERTATION
Author: MIGUEL HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ
Author ID: info:eu-repo/dai/mx/cvu/862314
Abstract: In Mexico, as in other parts of the globe, educational reforms are sanctioning curricular changes that favour the learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in public education (Izquierdo, García, Garza, & Aquino, 2016). To date, research has examined how public education EFL teachers in urban schools perceived these changes or the extent to which they adopted the suggested teaching practices (Altaieb, 2013; Borg, 2006). Nonetheless, EFL policies have reached rural schools where “generalist” teachers deliver English instruction along with all areas of the curriculum (SEP, 2017). This study explores perceptions about EFL curricular changes and the appropriation of the suggested teaching practices among generalist rural secondary school teachers in Tabasco, Mexico. To this end, data were collected from 216 secondary-school teachers from 11 telesecondary schools through an explanatory sequential mixed methods design (Creswell &Creswell, 2018). The quantitative data were collected using two Likert-scale questionnaires that elicited information about perceptions of curricular changes and appropriation of new practices. Qualitative data were collected through a 40-minute semi-structured interview, which was administered to a sub-sample of 14 participants who exhibited either very positive or negative answer tendencies in both questionnaires. The quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS v.25, first, to determine the Cronbach alpha reliability coefficients of each dimension of both Likert-scale questionnaires. Then, Spearman correlation analyses were used to examine the correlation within and between the perception and the appropriation questionnaires.
Issue Date: Jun-2020
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
URI: http://ri.ujat.mx/handle/20.500.12107/3565
Language: eng
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