(13) Inclusion of Islamic Beliefs in Esl Teaching at University Level in Lahore
The current study aimed at culling the opinions of ESL teaching faculty regarding inclusion of Islamic beliefs in ESL teaching syllabus at university level to orient the Pakistani youth who after finishing their university studies mostly engaged in unislamic practices. The study was started with the objectives of exploring the opinions of private university ESL teachers regarding the inclusion of Islamic content in the current ESL teaching practices. The study was a survey and for the data collection a close ended questionnaire was used. The study used convenient random sampling as most of the teachers were reluctant to give their opinion so they were ensured that on the questionnaire there is no identity. 80 gender balanced teachers from private universities were included in the study. The study concluded that teachers have mixed opinions regarding inclusion of Islamic beliefs in already set standards for ESL teaching. The opinions of Male and female teachers were significantly different from each other. On some points male teachers were in favor but at some other points female teachers favored in ESL syllabus at University level. The study concluded that the universities seemingly Islamic orientation have not planned or trained their ESL teachers in case of Islamic beliefs are included in their syllabuses. Moreover, the private university faculties are considering inclusion of Islamic beliefs as a threat to the already ESL teaching practices in vogue. It recommends a full fledge study at a much broader level to include other factors which are not included in this study due to time and resources constraints.
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