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English Language Education

English Education in Oman

Current Scenarios and Future Trajectories

Editors: Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma, Denman, Christopher (Eds.)

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  • Explores areas of English education in Oman that have been little investigated
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This book explores an area that has been somewhat overlooked in the literature to date – the current status and future trends of English education in Oman. It offers a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject and explores areas of English education in Oman that have, until now, been little investigated. It explores these issues from a variety of perspectives: the professionalization of English teachers in the country; the implementation of novel teaching methodologies, curricula, and assessment approaches, into what are, in many ways, still very traditional education settings; the integration of learner identity into English language instruction; country- and culture-specific concerns with conducting research with Omani participants; the strategic demands of building stronger links between education and workforce needs; and developing learner autonomy and motivation.

About the authors

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.

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, after teaching English 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 several 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.


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma (et al.)

  • Professionalism by Whose Model? Professionalism and Professionalization of TESOL Teachers Through Autonomy or Accountability

    Pages 11-33

    Kurowski, Steven James

  • Developing Texts that Match Readers’ Abilities in the Sciences: Seeking an Appropriate Instructional Level

    Pages 35-57

    Noone, Richard L.

  • Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Alternative Assessment in the English Language Foundation Program of an Omani University

    Pages 59-73

    Denman, Christopher (et al.)

  • Teachers Doing Research with Their Own Students: A Blessing or a Curse?

    Pages 75-84

    Al-Hinai, Issa

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4374-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Education in Oman
Book Subtitle
Current Scenarios and Future Trajectories
Editors
  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
  • Christopher Denman
Series Title
English Language Education
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0265-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0265-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0264-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4374-2
Series ISSN
2213-6967
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 322
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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