Tarig Omar

E-mail: t.omar.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title

From Curriculum Reform to Classroom Practice: Intentions, Perceptions and Actual Implementation in English Secondary Schools in Libya

Research summary

This study generally aims to examine teachers' implementation of the English language curriculum in Libyan secondary schools and will cast light on how teachers' beliefs and other contextual factors influence the way teachers perceive and implement this educational reform. I am interested in what happens in classrooms, i.e. to what extent this reflects what the new curriculum recommends.

As an ELT educator in the Libyan context, the tug of war between teachers from one end and the curriculum planners and principals from the other sparked my interest to look at what actually happens inside the classrooms. I felt that teachers' voices need to be listened to carefully, and that an investigation of teachers' beliefs and the contextual factors which influence teachers' implementation of the curriculum is urgently needed. I believe that such an investigation could have significant implications for ELT in the Libyan context.


Grants

A PhD scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education in Libya


Teaching

• University teacher in the University of Benghazi, Department of English Language and Linguistics.

• Taught English for three years – 2011-2014.

• Subjects taught: English grammar, Listening, Applied Linguistics and Phonetics.


Additional information

There's never been a more exciting time to study in Glasgow. The city is growing faster, achieving a robust reputation and wider fame. At the heart of this great city, talented people live and work, study and achieve the highest scores. In our university, there are over 130,000 students and 5,000 academics working across diverse excellent schools. From education to science, engineering to arts, business to history, students and academics across the University of Glasgow are learning, innovating, experimenting, researching, teaching, collaborating and sharing ideas in an ambitious and inspirational university - it's the people that provide the university of Glasgow with the most compelling reason for someone like me to study here.