Teachers’ Perception Towards Differentiated Instruction Approach in Secondary Schools of Namangan City

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

English Language Faculty, Namangan State University, Uzbekistan

Abstract

The study investigates English language teachers’ beliefs and perceptions in understanding the notion of differentiated instruction strategy in secondary schools in Uzbekistan. To achieve this, the researchers designed a questionnaire consisting of 3 parts, a question list for semi-structured interviews and an unstructured observation sheet. The instruments were used after having verified their validity and reliability. Our teachers participated in the research who took the questionnaires, 20 sub-samples were interviewed and 10 of them volunteered to conduct the classes per 2 observations, that is 20 observations in total. The results indicate that teachers have different points of view on differentiated instruction strategies based on their experience.  There was a big difference among questionnaire and interview responses compared to what was observed in classes in terms of applying elements of Differentiated Instruction such as Content and Process. The analyses of data show that being familiar with DI is statistically significant toward the age, working experience, and grade currently teaching. The study recommends organizing workshops for language teachers to train them to differentiate instructions and increase their awareness of the strategies of differentiation along with organizing lesson observation of those teachers who already implement differentiated instructions in their classes. 
        

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Volume 10, Issue 41 - Serial Number 41
تابستان 1401
July 2022
Pages 37-47
  • Receive Date: 14 January 2022
  • Revise Date: 19 March 2022
  • Accept Date: 05 May 2022
  • First Publish Date: 05 May 2022