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Career Guidance in the Omani ELT Textbooks in Light of Oman Vision 2040: Comparison Between Grade Six and Grade Nine

Author(s) Salama Saif Hamed Al-siyabi
Country Oman
Abstract This study aimed at exploring the extent to which Omani English language teaching (ELT) textbooks include career guidance dimensions. There are almost four career guidance dimensions tackled in the educational field internationally. They are opportunity awareness, job requirements, testing aptitudes and involvement. Four experienced English Teachers worked as reviewers. They used a checklist, developed by the researcher, to analyse unit 5 of grade six textbook A and unit 4 of grade nine textbook B. Also, based on result analysis, the researcher conducted an interview with two Omani career guidance specialists from different schools and of different experiences to enrich the interpretation of the study findings. The findings of the study revealed that career guidance in cycle 2 ELT textbooks was roughly referred to in the way Oman vision 2040 was stated. The mean score of the four dimensions was between (0.3 & 0.35) with a standard divination ranged between (0.26 to 0.30) which indicated a similar view of the reviewers. The study also highlighted that career guidance dimensions were more focused on in grade nine than in grade six, t value for the first pair: Opportunity Awareness in grade 6 and opportunity Awareness in grade 9, was -3.87 which is statistically significant as (P<.05) which might be normal. A similar result was noticed in the fourth pair which contains the involvement of the students' professional practices as t was -3.875 and it was also statistically significant as (P<.05). Regarding the interviews, the interviewees have agreed upon some points and disagreed upon others as there is a big gap between their experiences in terms of level of schools they work in and in terms of years they have spent as career guidance specialists. Although they differed in some issues, both of them agreed upon the significance of exposing young learners to career
Keywords career guidance, ELT, Omani textbooks, Cycle 1 and cycle 2 schools
Field Sociology > Education
Published In Volume 6, Issue 4, July-August 2024
Published On 2024-07-10
Cite This Career Guidance in the Omani ELT Textbooks in Light of Oman Vision 2040: Comparison Between Grade Six and Grade Nine - Salama Saif Hamed Al-siyabi - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 4, July-August 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i04.23644
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