Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Portuguese teachers’ perceptions of grammar teaching
Authors: Silva, Cristina Vieira da
Pereira, Íris
Sebastião, Isabel
Keywords: Ensino da gramática
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: The University of Bialystok
Citation: Silva, C. V.,Pereira, I. & Sebastião, I.(2019). Portuguese teachers’ perceptions of grammar teaching. Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, 24(1), 65-81. DOI 10.15290/CR.2019.24.1.05
Abstract: The teaching of grammar, as envisaged in the official curriculum, has been identified as challenging for many Portuguese teachers. In this paper, we present a study conducted with the aim of characterizing primary and middle school teachers’ perceptions about their own grammar teaching, utilizing Shulman’s model (1987) as adapted by Grossman (1990). We carried out a collective case study, using a questionnaire survey (n=200 teachers) to determine the importance teachers attach to teaching grammar, the degree of perceived adequacy of their knowledge and the difficulties they identify in this area of their teaching. The results reveal that teachers’ perceptions are shaped by multiple decisive factors including content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, knowledge of the curricula and general educational knowledge. Based on these findings, we advocate the need to rethink how teachers are trained and to (re) create awareness about the complexity of knowledge in grammar teaching and its role in effective student learning.
Peer reviewed: yes
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.15290/cr.2019.24.1.05
ISSN: 2300-6250
Publisher version:
Appears in Collections:Artigo publicado numa revista

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Crossroads_24_2019_CV_Silva_ISP_Pereira_I_Sebastiao_Portuguese_teachers.pdf483.03 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpace
Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Currículo DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.