This thesis addressed the need to inform and demonstrate to novice developers the process of developing a curriculum and the need to guide novice teachers with little or no access to formal training. A curriculum for novice teachers in community programs was developed such that the teachers were presented clear and specific guidance in presenting lessons with minimal preparation time and with minimal training. Eight novice teachers presented the lessons in ESL and EFL contexts and provided feedback on the success, strengths, and weaknesses of the curriculum and lessons. The participants indicated that the curriculum overall is satisfactory, easy to follow, and meaningful to the students and teachers. The participants also indicated that the teachers need more guidance in the areas of adapting the lessons and engaging the students.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whetten, Darcy L., "Curriculum Development for the Novice Developer" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 4166.
curriculum development, novice, course development