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The Use of English in Promoting the Culture of Peace A Case Study of the Sudan's National English Language Syllabus

The Use of English in Promoting the Culture of Peace A Case Study of the Sudan's National English Language Syllabus

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Title: The Use of English in Promoting the Culture of Peace A Case Study of the Sudan's National English Language Syllabus
Author: Da’oud, Da’oud Mohammed Jubair
Abstract: The thesis comes in 298 pages and is presented under five chapters. Adopting a descriptive analytical approach, the thesis investigates the potentiality of promoting the culture of peace through injecting peace concepts and issues in the contents of the English Language course materials at the secondary stage in the Sudan. These concepts and issues have been elicited and streamed from an intensive review of the relevant literature worldwide. They constitute the theoretical framework for the study and define the descriptive and analytical approach adopted for the analysis and discussion of the data. The analysis is focused on the contents of the materials presented in the Sudan Practical Integrated National English Series(SPINE) and the supplementary readers prescribed with it. The findings of the analysis have shown that most of the concepts elicited from the literature, in addition to many of the themes documented in the Peace Education Frameworkadopted by the International Schools Association, Global Issues Networkaresomehow present in the SPINE series, though sporadic, which indicates unintentionality and coincidence.The teachers' awareness of the peace messages injected in some of the course materials and whether and how they tackle them or not is also investigated through a questionnaire, the findings of which have shown that most of the teachers are only linguistically oriented. They perceive their primary objectives as to enable learners to acquire linguistic and communicative competencies and the teaching of culture is to transfer knowledge as a by-product. However, most of them expressed willingness to interculturized their teaching when and if equipped with the necessary training.A number of recommendations on both the course materials and teacher training programmes are elicited from the findings.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17404
Date: 2015-12-02


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