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The role of universities in implementation of new curricula: The case of integrated approach in the teaching of English in Kenya

Show simple item record Rotumoi, Joseph Kandagor, Jacqueline 2022-05-30T10:13:05Z 2022-05-30T10:13:05Z 2016
dc.description Article research on role of universities in implementation of new curricula en_US
dc.description.abstract Since its introduction in 2002, the integrated approach of teaching English at secondary level is an innovation that has received little praise and a lot of blame as the poor performance of the subject continues to occupy linguists, educators ,policy makers and general public given that students exiting the school system have challenges communicating in English. A lot of research has been carried out on factors impeding and influencing uptake of the approach and very little research done on the contribution of universities; the institutions that train the teachers. This study therefore aims at establishing the role and contribution of universities in the implementation of this new syllabus. In order to achieve this, the study adopted the descriptive survey method. Its main objective was to examine universities’ involvement in preparing student (future teachers) in the use of the integrated approach. The data entailed both secondary data obtained from publications and primary data obtained through questionnaires administered to lecturers. Purposive sampling was used to select lecturers and to select Kenyan universities that train teachers. Data was then analysed using descriptive statistics. The study established that university lecturers were not sufficiently prepared and involved in the implementation process. Reviewed university curricula vary in content, proof that the understanding of the approach varies among university lecturers. The study recommends a review of teacher pre-service training curricula by universities and harmonization of content en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Baraton Interdisciplinary Research Journal en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Syllabus en_US
dc.subject Curriculum en_US
dc.subject Integrated approach en_US
dc.subject Teacher training en_US
dc.subject Universities en_US
dc.title The role of universities in implementation of new curricula: The case of integrated approach in the teaching of English in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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