Year 2017, Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 235 - 259 2017-12-01

Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration
Ummanlı İngilizce öğretmenlerinin seçim kriteri algıları: Politika revizyonu için öneriler

Ali Al-Issa [1] , Ali Al-Bulushi [2] , Rima Al-Zadjali [3]

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Proficiency of the English language has been described as central for determining Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (N-NESTs) selection for joining the profession. The Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman decided to set the score of Band 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for accepting the English Language Teaching (ELT) graduates of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as full-time teachers. The decision has generated significant debate and controversy amongst those involved in the Omani ELT system. This qualitative content analysis study hence triangulates data from interviews and the relevant literature about the different language proficiency measurement devices to determine the selection of SQU graduates to join the ELT force. The findings show that the Ministry of Education needs to rethink the decision of opting for the IELTS as a valid and reliable selection criterion. The results have important implications for setting selection criteria of becoming an English language teacher in the Sultanate of Oman and beyond.
İngilizce yeterliği, ana dili İngilizce olmayan öğretmenlerin mesleğe başlamasında ana kriter olarak belirlenmiştir. Umman Sultanlığı Eğitim Bakanlığı, Sultan Qaboos Üniversitesi mezunlarının tam zamanlı İngilizce öğretmeni olarak alınması için IELTS sınavından 6 alma şartı koymuştur. Bu nitel içerik analizi çalışması, Sultan QaboosÜniversitesi mezunlarının İngilizce öğretmeni olarak seçimini belirlemek için mülakatlardan ve farklı dil yeterlilik ölçüm araçları ilgili literatürden elde edilen verileri birleştirir. Bulgular Milli Eğitim Bakanlığının IELTS sonuçlarının geçerli bir kriter olarak kabul edilmesini yeniden gözden geçirmesi gerektiğini göstermiştir. Sonuçlar Umman Sultanlığında İngilizce öğretmeni olmak ile ilgili önemli öneriler sunmuştur.
Other ID JA74PE78FU
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Ali Al-Issa

Author: Ali Al-Bulushi

Author: Rima Al-Zadjali

Dates

Publication Date: December 1, 2017

Bibtex @ { jlls405609, journal = {Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies}, issn = {1305-578X}, address = {Hacettepe University}, year = {2017}, volume = {13}, pages = {235 - 259}, doi = {}, title = {Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration}, key = {cite}, author = {Al-Issa, Ali and Al-Bulushi, Ali and Al-Zadjali, Rima} }
APA Al-Issa, A , Al-Bulushi, A , Al-Zadjali, R . (2017). Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 13 (2), 235-259. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/jlls/issue/36120/405609
MLA Al-Issa, A , Al-Bulushi, A , Al-Zadjali, R . "Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 13 (2017): 235-259 <http://dergipark.org.tr/jlls/issue/36120/405609>
Chicago Al-Issa, A , Al-Bulushi, A , Al-Zadjali, R . "Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 13 (2017): 235-259
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ISNAD Al-Issa, Ali , Al-Bulushi, Ali , Al-Zadjali, Rima . "Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 13 / 2 (December 2017): 235-259.
AMA Al-Issa A , Al-Bulushi A , Al-Zadjali R . Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. 2017; 13(2): 235-259.
Vancouver Al-Issa A , Al-Bulushi A , Al-Zadjali R . Perceptions of the selection criteria of Omani English language teachers: Implications for policy reconsideration. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. 2017; 13(2): 259-235.