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Attitudes and motivation toward learning the English language among students from Islamic education system background: exploring the views of teachers

Sheikh Ahmad, Ismail and Abdullah, Hazlina and A. Ghani, Muhammad Faizal (2014) Attitudes and motivation toward learning the English language among students from Islamic education system background: exploring the views of teachers. Journal of Education and Learning, 8 (3). pp. 195-208. ISSN 2089-9823 (P) 2302-9277 (O)

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Abstract

According to [1], motivation is one of the main determinants of second language (L2) or foreign language performance. Research in the field of attitudes and motivation has increasingly investigated the nature and role of motivation in L2 learning process, and many are inspired by Canadian psychologists, Robert Gardner and Wallace Lambert [1]. However, in Malaysia, there has been only a meagre number of researches that investigate teachers' perceptions on attitudes and motivation of students from religious school background. It is of great significance to explore the attitudes and motivation of these groups of students because the students appeared to be weak in the English language and they also held negative perceptions toward the language [2, 3]. The present study is needed to attain authentic information about possible connections between teachers' personal experiences, their perspectives and their practices regarding teaching and learning of students from the aforementioned background. This qualitative research study contains in-depth teacher interviews that document their personal perceptions, ways of dealing with students in the specified setting, and their suggestions on improving the attitudes and motivation of learning English for students from religious school background. Findings are presented according to the research questions intended for the study and several conclusions were drawn from the data. Keywords: Attitudes and motivation, English as a Second Language, Religious school background

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1408/40493
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitudes and motivation, English as a Second Language, Religious school background
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Professor Ismail Sheikh Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 12:47
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 14:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40493

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