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Volume :19 Issue : 76 2005      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Arabic teachers beliefs and practices in Riyadh city in relation to Constructivism

Auther : Dr. Abduulmohsen S. Alogaili

      This study aims to (1) investigate Arabic and reading teachers beliefs and practices (literacy orientations) in Riyadh city regarding language learning and instruction as they relate to constructivism, and (2) measure the relationship between their beliefs about literacy and language skills to their actual practices. The literacy orientations are divided into three areas: (a) traditional, (b) eclectic, and (c) constructivist. The study uses LOS= Literacy Orientation Survey, (Lenski at al., 1998).

     Results indicate that most Arabic teachers are traditionalist in their beliefs and practices concerning literacy and language skills instruction, 83.8% of the sample, and 15.5% are eclectic, and.07% are constructivist. With respect to the relationship between their beliefs about literacy and language skills to their actual practices, Pearson correlation reveals positive and significant relation. Also, there is a significant difference between in-service teachers and pre-service teachers. Regarding the variables of levels of teaching and years of experience, the findings show that there is no significant difference between Arabic teachers.

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