The Ethiopian Journal of Social Sciences and Language Studies (EJSSLS) is an open access peer-reviewed journal (available online and in print version) published twice a year (June and December). The journal accepts research papers from the diverse fields of social sciences and language studies and allied disciplines. The contributions can be made in the form of original research, review articles, book reviews and letters to editor.
Vol 6 No 1 (2019): EFL Teachers’ Perceived Perceptions and Classroom Practices of Differentiated Instruction: General Secondary and Preparatory School in Focus
The purpose of this study was to ferret out English language teachers’ perceived
perceptions, and actual classroom practices of differentiated instruction. To achieve this
goal, an exploratory type of case study was employed. Grade 11 English language
teachers of Bahir Dar Tana Haik General Secondary and Preparatory School were
selected as participants using comprehensive sampling technique. Interview and
observation were utilized to gather data and the results were analyzed qualitatively;
particularly through describing what was really happening in the classrooms and
narrating their responses. The findings indicated that the interviewees had good
perceptions about differentiated instruction, but there was almost no practice. Teachers’
less use of the strategies may be attributed to their limited knowledge of differentiated
instruction, lack of commitment, time constraint and large class size. Finally, in light of
the findings, recommendations were forwarded.
Keywords: /Content Differentiation/ Process Differentiation/ Product Differentiation/
Learning Environment Differentiation/
The vision of EJSSLS is to publish and disseminate (both online and in print) high quality research work from the diverse fields of social sciences and language studies and allied disciplines, by providing free access to research information online without financial, legal or technical barriers, to the global community.