An ideological and discursive analysis of English language teaching in the Sultanate of Oman

Al-Issa, Ali Said Mohammed. (2002). An ideological and discursive analysis of English language teaching in the Sultanate of Oman PhD Thesis, Graduate School of Education, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Al-Issa, Ali Said Mohammed.
Thesis Title An ideological and discursive analysis of English language teaching in the Sultanate of Oman
School, Centre or Institute Graduate School of Education
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Allan Luke
Robert Kleinsasser
Total pages 462
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subjects L
330201 Curriculum Studies - English Education
749904 Education across cultures
Formatted abstract The Omani government in its statement of policies recognizes the role of English as an effective tool for modernization. Student teachers of English language teaching (ELT) prepared domestically by the only state-owned university in Oman, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), have been affected by the English language policy implementation by the government. Research and literature about language policy and planning have been built to a large extent on the premise that as a scientific enterprise, language policy and planning is the responsibility of the government. The question of policy implementation is a sophisticated, complex, fragmented, conflict ridden and unstable one.

This is a study of the construction of ELT in the Sultanate of Oman. It looks at the various discourses on language and language planning constructed by numerous people involved in the field of ELT in the Sultanate. It examines how these discursive constructions and their ideologies influence the preparation of initial language teachers at SQU.
Keyword English language -- Study and teaching -- Arabic speakers
English language -- Study and teaching -- Oman
English teachers, training of -- Oman

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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