New Teachers Training Programs in Saudi Arabia Dissertation or Thesis by write123

New Teachers Training Programs in Saudi Arabia
A complete research project to evaluate training programs for new teachers in Saudi Arabia
# 105792 | 7,365 words | 29 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2008 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Administration) , Research Designs (General)


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Description:

This paper explains that the objects of this research project are (a) to identify existing training evaluation activities in the educational department in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, (b) to evaluate the new teacher training course in two levels, reaction and learning, and (c) to determine the effectiveness of the evaluation processes in relation to its contribution to the organization's strategic objectives. The methodology for this research is a critical review of the peer-reviewed and scholarly literature combined with a survey of new teachers to determine their perspective of curriculum development and the effectiveness of their curriculum and faculty in preparing them to become educators. The author includes the completed data and tables. The paper summarizes the research and salient conclusions. Recommendations for policymakers and educators concerning further considerations and changes relating to training evaluation processes conclude the study.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of Study
Importance of Study
Scope of Study
Rationale of Study
Overview of Study
Review of Related Literature
Review of the Related Literature
Introduction
Background and Overview
Importance of Educational Program Evaluation
Common Evaluation Techniques Used in Higher Educational Settings
Methodology
Description of the Study Approach ..................................................
Data-gathering Method, Database of Study and Sample Selection
Data Access and Ethical Issues
Data Analysis
Program Evaluation
Process Evaluation
Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix: Project Plan
Appendix: Student Dissertation Ethical Review Checklist
Appendix: Proforma Copy of Teacher Questionnaire
Appendix: SPSS Data Output

From the Paper:

"Currently, English is the only foreign language taught to intermediate and secondary students in Saudi Arabia; the subject is required for grades 7 through 12 in both boys' and girls' schools. As a result, during their general education, Saudi students study English for a total of 6 years. Textbooks and teaching methods are also identical in boys' and girls' schools, and all students have four 45-minute periods (3 hours) of English instruction weekly; in addition, Braine (2005) reports that, because reading and writing are considered most important in English teaching, more emphasis is placed on teaching the content of the language than on developing communicative competence."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Al-Athari, A. & Zairi, M. (2002) Training evaluation: an empirical study in Kuwait. Journal of European Industrial Training. 25, 241-251.
  • Al-Hajailan, T. (1999). Evaluation of English as a foreign language textbook for third grade secondary boy's schools in Saudi Arabia. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University in Braine, 2005 at p. 127.
  • Barron, T. (1996), A new wave in training funding, Training & Development Journal, 50 (5), 28-32.
  • Baume, D., & Baume, C. (1995). A strategy for evaluation, in Directions in staff development, (ed.) A. Brew, pp. 189-202, SRHE and Open University Press, Buckingham.
  • Braine, G. (2005). Teaching English to the world: History, curriculum, and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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APA Format

New Teachers Training Programs in Saudi Arabia (2008, July 17) Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/dissertation-or-thesis/new-teachers-training-programs-in-saudi-arabia-105792/

MLA Format

"New Teachers Training Programs in Saudi Arabia" 17 July 2008. Web. 20 October. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/dissertation-or-thesis/new-teachers-training-programs-in-saudi-arabia-105792/>

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