Issues that restrain teachers from adapting student-centered instruction in lebanese school.
The typical Lebanese classroom is teacher centered, whereby the teacher is respected and is considered to be the bearer of all information. Student centered teaching methods are not in the Lebanese teacher expectations and the usual teacher-student relationships in that learner are not expected to assume responsibility for their educational development by taking a center-stage role in their own learning process. This paper aims to highlight the issues that prevent teachers from adopting a student-centered teaching method. A small scale survey from 100 teachers of 10 different schools selected from various areas in Lebanon was undertaken. The survey results were compared and tested in order to evaluate the reason for not adapting student centered instruction in the Lebanese schools.
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