Action Research in English Language Teaching in the UAE

Perspectives from Teacher Education at the Higher Colleges of Technology

HCT Teacher Education Series, Book 1

Editor: Anne Warne
Publication date: September 2006
Status: In stock
Format: 124 pp., PB, 240 x 170mm.
ISBN : 9948-03-246-2




About the Book

This first volume of positional papers and empirical studies from academic faculty and undergraduate Bachelor of Education students working and studying at the HCT gives valuable perspectives into a range of research areas of particular relevance to educational development in the United Arab Emirates and wider Gulf region. Faculty papers discuss:

  • how reflective practice is a foundation for action research
  • why undergraduates in the Bachelor of Education program engage in research
  • how the act of being a teacher researcher impacts on the lives of teachers
  • how a gap still exists between teaching and research.

Student papers are specific to classroom practice. The research issues they outline give perceptive and authentic insights into language classrooms in UAE government schools in areas such as promoting vocabulary acquisition, developing collaborative learning approaches, and creating more interactive classrooms.

It is hoped that this publication will promote further interest and endeavour in research in education in the UAE.