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dc.contributor.authorUsman, A.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-09T13:54:31Z
dc.date.available2015-06-09T13:54:31Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationInternational Conference on ‘Re-Engineering Education for Sustainable Development’ 18th – 20th May 2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12849
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the International Conference on ‘Re-Engineering Education for Sustainable Development’ held on 18th – 20th May 2015 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC) Nairobi, Kenyaen_US
dc.description.abstractGreat importance has been attached to curriculum design and pedagogy in syllabi in Nigeria, particularly in language teaching and learning. The paper makes an evaluation of English studies curriculum designed for primary four in Nigeria under the Nine-Year Universal Basic Education Curriculum (middle basic). The 69-page curriculum was designed organized by the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. Three principles for language teaching-learning have been identified in the curriculum. They are: Linguistic Principles, Socio-affective Principles and Cognitive Principles. The study found that the curriculum recommends the use of two teaching methodologies: Grammar Translation Method (GTM) and Audio-Lingual Method (ALM). However, the curriculum is dominated by the use of GTM which means that written language has an upper hand over spoken language. The paper recommends a paradigm shift from GMT and ALM which are traditional approaches to language teaching to Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) which promotes communicative competence for enhancing the quality of education.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectLanguage teaching methodologyen_US
dc.subjectCommunicative language teachingen_US
dc.subjectGrammar translationen_US
dc.subjectAudio-lingualen_US
dc.subjectlanguage learningen_US
dc.titleAn Evaluation of Middle Basic Education Curriculum for English Studies in Nigeria under the Nine-Year Universal Basic Education Curriculumen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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