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Title: An Investigation into the Effect of the Implementation of the Integrated Curriculum on Young Omani Learners
Authors: Al Jarrahi, Aisha Said Hamed
Keywords: integrated curriculum
young Omani learners
Omani schools
educational practices
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: The current study is mainly an experimental research initiated to examine the effect of implementing the integrated curriculum approach on some selected grade two learners in Oman who in the time of this study were implementing integration in teaching English. Because a substantial body of research encourages using the integrated curriculum approach where subjects are taught in relation to each other, this study was designed to address the prevalent issues related to the integrated curriculum approach. This study emphasizes the need for further exploration of the factors account for the achievement differences observed when using two instructional approaches in Omani schools. This research is also pursued to improve the efficiency of using integrated curriculum in Omani schools and to ascertain which educational practices and means promote better learning. Among the significant findings were: 1. The current study shows compelling evidence that children who received a two year education of integrated curriculum approach demonstrate greater achievement in both the pre- test and post-test of the study than their peers who received the „isolated- subject approach‟. 2. It is also indicated that the non IC students performed better in the post-test compared to the pre-test. 3. A positive attitude of selected teachers toward using the IC was also proved. Teachers are willing to continue implement the IC with young learners in the future. 4. The findings of the current study highlight a few implications for practitioners and users of instructional approaches in classrooms
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