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Title: The linguistic competencies required for intermediate school teachers of Arabic in Oman : their identification and evaluation
Author: Al-Ghattami, Sulaiman Saif Salmeen
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2002
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This study has been conducted to identify the linguistic competencies required for teaching Arabic at the preparatory schools in the Sultanate of Oman. It suggests the use of a specific observation card to evaluate Arabic teachers according to their level of linguistic competencies. To achieve these objectives, the study has been divided into an Introduction and five chapters, followed by a general Conclusion. The Introduction presents the scope of the study and its importance, and raises the appropriate questions. Chapter One discusses the various elements of the teaching competencies movement, as well as its significance in teacher-training by reviewing the relevant literature. It also deals with the bases, classification and sources of the competencies. Chapter Two outlines the current status of Arabic teaching in Oman and its objectives. It then describes the importance of language in daily life and the educational system as a pedagogical subject. The chapter reviews the teacher-training programmes in Oman and examines their constituent elements. Chapter Three presents the practical aspect of the current study such as the samples and instruments for the collection of data and the methods followed to analyse the data. Chapter Four analyses the statistical results of the questionnaire, including the linguistic competencies. Chapter Five discusses and explains the results obtained. It also includes the additional comments made by the respondents to the questionnaire. The general Conclusion is devoted to summarizing the issues and findings of the study, as well as suggesting some improvements to the current system of teaching Arabic in Oman. Finally, it makes some recommendations which, it is hoped, will be useful in the planning of future teacher-training courses and will encourage further studies in this field.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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