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Attitudes of Teachers towards English as Medium of Instructions in Pakistan
The main purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of government and private school teachers towards English medium of instructions in Pakistan. This was a case study of district Okara. The researchers adapted four variables frame works in which three variables (Teachers’ Education, Attitudes of younger teachers, Attitudes of Science teachers) were independent and one variable (English as a medium of instructions) was dependent. A questionnaire consisting of 20 questions was distributed among 260 teachers. The researchers find that most of teachers of government schools were satisfied regarding new education reforms of the government regarding implementation of English at primary and middle level school education. They think that English is almost compulsory for bright future of the students because for the progress of Pakistan English is necessary. Researchers also find that private school teachers are more convinced on this point that English is mandatory for the future of Pakistan and that why they give more importance to English in their schools. This research study concludes that private school teachers and young educated science teachers give more preference to English because they know the importance of English for the future of Pakistan.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, University of Okara, Punjab, Pakistan
PhD Scholar/Lecturer, Department of English, University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus, Punjab, Pakistan
Lecturer, Department of English, Punjab University, Gujranwala Campus Punjab, Pakistan
Attitudes, English as Medium of Instruction, Schools, Teacher Education