This study explored the collaborative perspective of teachers and parents on the materials development in a multilingual setting. Respondents were six parents and six teachers from two pilot schools in a melting pot city of different languages and cultures. The research design employed was qualitative to gain insights, explore the depth, richness and complexity inherent in the social or cultural phenomenon. Data were gathered from interviews with the aid of audio recorder and interview guide based on Malone (2007). The responses were transcribed and then categorized into themes according to similarities pertaining to the development of materials. It was found out that there were factors affecting materials development namely: language, culture heritage, social values and types of teaching materials. Suggestions from parents and teachers’ collaborative perspectives also were derived from the responses which were put up onto a model for materials development in a multilingual setting. The findings give educators in higher education institutions and other language teachers a model to consider.
Lartec, Jane Kibla
"Parents' and Teachers' Collaborative Perspective: An Input for a Model on Materials Development in a Multilingual Setting,"
Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol2/iss2/1
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