The Degree of Employing Active Learning Strategies among English Language Teachers in Bethlehem District
Raid Khader Ibiedalla Bello
رائد خضر عبيد الله بلو
The current study aims at investigating the degree of employing active learning strategies among English language teachers in Bethlehem District. The population of the study consisted of all English language teachers at basic and secondary governmental schools in Bethlehem District during the first semester of the academic year 2019/2020. The researcher selected a cluster random sample, which represented (%65) of the population of the study. It consisted of (77) male teachers and (95) female teachers. The descriptive approach was adopted to achieve the goals of the study. A questionnaire and an interview were developed to collect the data of the study. Moreover, the collected data of the study was analyzed by the (SPSS) Statistical Package for the Social Sciences to answer the questions and hypotheses of the study. The results of the study showed that the degree of employing active learning strategies among English language teachers in Bethlehem District was low. Also, there were statistically significant differences in the degree of employing active learning strategies among English language teachers in Bethlehem District due to gender in favour of female teachers. In addition, there were no statistically significant differences in the degree of employing active learning strategies among English language teachers in Bethlehem District due to academic qualification and work experience. In the light of the findings, the researcher recommends English language teachers in Bethlehem and all Palestine to employ active learning strategies in teaching the four English language skills, supervisors to support teachers in doing that and Curriculum designers and decision makers to benefit from teachers‟ feedback about size and quality of textbooks. Finally, the researcher advises other researchers to conduct more studies on the same subject using different variables in other districts in Palestine. Keywords: Degree, Employing, Active Learning Strategies, Bethlehem District.