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Lesson planning in Afghan school: A quantitative study on the use of lesson plans in primary schools of Parwan, Afghanistan
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a quantitative study which explores the use of Lesson Plans (LPs) in Afghan primary schools. The main objectives of this study were to find out the implementation method of LPs, reasons of applying LPs and teachers’ views on LPs.

This study was conducted in three districts (Shekh Ali, Siah Gerd and Shinwari) and Charikar city of Parwan Province and data was collected by questionnaires filled in by 200 language and math teachers (100 male and 100 female).

The main findings of the research show that all teachers regardless of sex, education level and teaching experiences claimed that they used LPs in their teaching. A majority of teachers, regardless of sex, education background and years of teaching experience elaborated LPs of their own and did not use the format instructed by Teacher Training Colleges (TTC). Most teachers prepared their LPs one day before and at home. To consider the importance of LP stages the findings show that the majority of both male and female teachers responded to all stages. Through a short glance on reasons of applying LPs we see that 50% of both male and female teachers used LPs to achieve the goal. More experienced teachers didn’t use LPs because of having enough experiences. Important parts of LPs include motivation of students and student activities. The study found that teachers often motivated their students by telling a story or poem. Group work was a common activity.

One implication of this study is that the TTC should revise their teaching on LPs since hardly any teacher seems to use these formats.

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Didactics Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34532OAI: diva2:760200
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Applied Pedagogy
Educational program
Master of Education and Didactics (60/120 credits)
Available from: 2014-11-03 Created: 2014-11-03 Last updated: 2014-11-03Bibliographically approved

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