Kuwaiti Teachers' Satisfaction with the Social Studies Curriculum and Their Performance in the Classroom

Authors

  • Abdullah J. Alhajri Associate Professor, C&I, Kuwait University, Jamal Abdul Nasser St, Kuwait

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0028

Keywords:

Teachers' satisfaction, social studies, curriculum structure, teacher performance

Abstract

This study investigated Kuwaiti teachers' satisfaction with the structure of the social studies curriculum and their performance in the classroom. It aimed to answer two main questions through a twenty-two-item questionnaire applied to a sample of 132 social studies teachers. The results have shown moderate satisfaction in this regard among those teachers. There were no effects of teacher gender, experience, or various school districts on the satisfaction of social studies teachers and their performance in the classroom. The researcher called for reevaluating the curriculum by its developers to pinpoint and rid it of the causes that obstruct higher teachers' satisfaction and performance, mainly its inadequacy to students' interests, needs, skills, creativity, individual differences, and practical learning activities, and up-to-date teaching methods.

 

Received: 9 September 2021 / Accepted: 5 December 2021 / Published: 3 January 2022

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Published

2022-01-03

How to Cite

Alhajri, A. J. . (2022). Kuwaiti Teachers’ Satisfaction with the Social Studies Curriculum and Their Performance in the Classroom. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 12(1), 355. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0028