Handbook of Research on Curriculum Reform Initiatives in English Education

Handbook of Research on Curriculum Reform Initiatives in English Education

Christopher Denman (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman) and Rahma Al-Mahrooqi (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Release Date: October, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 372
ISBN13: 9781522558460|ISBN10: 1522558462|EISBN13: 9781522558477|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5846-0

Description

Different regions of the world are making increasing demands for educational reform, especially when institutions are dissatisfied with the level of proficiency of their graduates. Since the realization of how important English education is to global success, reform to English education is becoming progressively vital in societies all over the world.

The Handbook of Research on Curriculum Reform Initiatives in English Education provides research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of a variety of areas related to English education and reform, as well as applications within curriculum development and instructional design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as teachers’ roles, teaching methods, and professional development, this book is ideally designed for researchers, educators, administrators, policymakers, interpreters, translators, and linguists seeking current research on the existing body of knowledge about curriculum reform in English education in an international context.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accreditation
  • Applied Linguistic Theory
  • Curriculum Design
  • Education Policy
  • Education Reform
  • Language Education Programs
  • Multicultural Education
  • Professional Development
  • Students Engagement
  • Teaching Methods

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Christopher Denman is a researcher at the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He was previously affiliated with the university’s Humanities Research Centre and was also an instructor at its Language Centre, following from English teaching experience at the secondary and tertiary levels in Australia, South Korea, and Japan. He has published in international journals and edited books, in addition to being a co-editor of two volumes dealing with employment and education and English education in the Arab world. He has been involved in numerous funded research projects concerning various aspects of education in Oman, and was the principal investigator on a project that explored issues related to English-medium instruction at the tertiary-level in the sultanate.
Rahma Al-Mahrooqi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, where she has worked for more than 20 years. In addition to her current position overseeing research and postgraduate studies at Oman’s only public university, she has also coordinated tertiary-level English courses and programs, been the director of one of the largest English language centres in the region, and published widely on English language teaching and learning in Oman including such topics as reading, literature, and English communication skills. She has also acted as the principal investigator in a number of funded research projects, including investigations related to Omani students’ English-language communication skills and public school graduates’ weaknesses in English. In addition, she reviews for a number of international journals, including TESOL Quarterly, System, and the International Students’ Journal.