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Implementation of the New Eighth Grade English Language Curriculum from the Perspectives of Teachers and Students

Gunal, Ozge Donmez
Engin Demir, Cennet
This study aimed to reveal the perceptions of teachers and students about the implementation of the new 8th grade English language curriculum (NELC) and the challenges faced by them in the implementation process. The participants were 10 English language teachers and 73 8th grade students of public primary schools in analyzed through content analysis. It was revealed that NELC was not implemented effectively due to the lack of necessary materials, crowded classes, insufficient class hours, lack of gradual implementation of the NELC, lack of guidance and support for teachers and Level Determination Exam. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.