An assessment of teachers' practice in teaching reading comprehension strategies in EFL classes: grade 9 and 10 English language teachers of Jorgo Nole and Ula Babu high schools in focus
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The main objective of this study was to investigate teachers' practice in teaching reading comprehension strategies in Jorgo Nole and Ula Babu High Schools. The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods. The respondents of the study were sixteen Jorgo Nole and Ula Babu High schools English language teachers who were taken using availability sampling and twenty-four grade 9 students who were sampled from both schools by random sampling technique using lottery method to cross check the teachers' responses. In order to collect data, teachers' and students' questionnaire, classroom observation, teachers' interview and content analysis were used. To analyze the data quantitatively descriptive statistics like frequency, percentage and mean were used while observation, interview and content analysis were analyzed qualitatively .Chi-square was employed to indicate if there was significant difference between teachers' and students' responses to the questionnaires provided. The findings of the study indicated that teachers hardly engage their students in reading comprehension strategies practice except a few strategies. In addition, the result shows that there are very few strategies favored by teachers. The study suggests that English language teachers should give special attention to reading comprehension strategy instruction.