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Appraisal on the adequacy and implementation of English language curriculum in primary schools

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Abstract
English language curriculum being introduced in state primary schools so as to improve the population’s proficiencies in this language. The measure raised immediate concerns due to the lack of qualified teachers and adequate learning resources to teach these subjects. As far as English is concerned, although significant efforts have been deployed in the way of producing textbooks and training the practicing teachers, the efficiency of the proposed curriculum and its implementation in addressing the needs of the learners are yet to be established hence the purpose of this study. The research objectives were: to analyze the textbooks examine the resources and methods proposed for teaching and learning English to assess the preparedness of teachers and school principals to implement the curriculum to establish the effectiveness of the support provided to teachers implementing it and to find out the challenges faced in actual teaching. The study drew on two theories, namely, the educational planning and policy theory, and the communicative approach for the 21st theory. It adopted a descriptive and exploratory design. Data was collected via a content analysis of all six students Books and their accompanying Teacher?s Books, a classroom observation carried out in 5th and 6th grades, and questionnaires administered to a population sample of 371 teachers, 80 school principals in two provinces, one urban, and the other, rural, as well as to 8 curriculum developers for the primary school level. Both quantitative and qualitative data were obtained, which were analyzed descriptively using means, frequencies, and percentages and presented in frequency tables, bar graphs, and pie charts....
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