Perceptions of Arabic teachers of the educational component of the Arabic Education program in the College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University: An evaluative study

Abdullah Alhashmi, Abdu Alrahman Eissa

Abstract


The study aimed at investigating the Arabic teachers' perceptions about the educational (professional) component of the Arabic Education program. A questionnaire was administered to 105 graduates from 2000 to 2007. The questionnaire included three categories: (1) educational courses; (2) goals for educational component; and (3) teaching practice. The results indicated that the graduates highly benefited from most educational courses. Graduates reported that the goals for educational component and teaching practice were moderately achieved. A statistically significant difference was found between male and female graduates' means in "educational courses" in favor of female graduates. Regarding the effect of Graduation Grade, there was a significant difference in educational courses" between those who graduated with "Good" and those who graduated with Excellent" in favor of "Excellent" grade. However, no significant differences between the graduates' responses were found with regard to the effect of graduates' current position. The study presents some recommendations for improving the educational component of the Arabic Education program and for conducting further research.


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Psychological Studies

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol4iss1pp67-98

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