The purpose of the study was to explore the effectiveness of a training program of enhancing Arabic language teaching practices on developing grade-ten students’ reading comprehension skills in Oman. The study sample consisted of 40 teachers and 400 male and female students. A training program, an observation form and a reading comprehension test were developed. The results showed there are statistically significant differences between the average scores of the experimental and the control groups after applying the teaching practices for developing reading comprehension skills (the literal, the inferential, the critical, the aesthetic and the creative). This also applied to the total score, with the experimental group outperforming the control group. There is no statistically significant effect of the interaction between the study group type and gender in developing these skills among Arabic language teachers. The study results indicated that there are differences in developing reading comprehension skills between male and female grade-ten students in both study groups, in favor of females. The researcher recommends organizing training courses for Arabic language teachers to improve reading comprehension skills when analyzing a passage and to benefit from the designed observation form.
|Journal||المجلة الدولية للأبحاث التربوية، جامعة الامارات العربية المتحدة|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- teaching practices
- reading comprehension