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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 7466-7471


Parents’ Perception Regarding English as Medium of Instruction at Elementary School Level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

Muhammad Azam Khan, Shabir Ahmad, Akhtar Ali, Roohul Amin, Muhammad Fahim, Taj Meena.


Abstract

The present article focused the perceptions of parents regarding English as medium of instruction at Elementary School Level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The objective of the study was to investigate the perceptions of parents regarding EMI at Elementary School Level in KP. All male parents of students at elementary school level in public sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa constituted the population of the study. The study was delimited to four (04) districts Abbotabad, Kohat, Swabi and Swat. Seventy five (75) male parents of middle school students were randomly selected as sample. L.R.Gay table and Raosoft online calculator was used for determining the sample size of the target population. A questionnaire was made for parents, and distributed among them through personal visits. The collected data was summarized and entered into SPSS version 16.00 and analyzed through chi-square and percentage. After analysis the results showed that parents’ perceptions were positive regarding English as medium of instruction and they were in favor of using EMI in government elementary schools. The study recommends English as medium of instruction for all schools of Pakistan because it is a language accepted to the world community and ignoring it would left the nation far behinds the developed world.

Key words: English as Medium of Instruction, perception, elementary level, teachers, students and parents






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