Teaching of Western Literary Theories in Higher Education Institutions in Bangladesh: An Empirical Case Study

Haque, Md Azabul (2018) Teaching of Western Literary Theories in Higher Education Institutions in Bangladesh: An Empirical Case Study. PhD thesis, University of Gloucestershire. doi:10.46289/9BV62KL8

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The purpose of this research is to investigate the pedagogical approaches and cultural anxieties while teaching and learning the western literary theories in the Bangladeshi higher education institutions. The thesis examines whether the habits, traditions and beliefs of the Bangladeshi pupils are affected by the ideologies or critical traits of those western theories or not. Besides, the study offers a critical academic discussion concerning the pedagogy of teaching those theories, their influence on students and the tension emerged while teaching them in Bangladeshi perspective. This research explores the curriculum, syllabi, social milieu as well as the views and experiences of students and teachers to reach conclusions and potential recommendations. It adopts qualitative case study methodology. But it also uses quantitative tools for results and analysis. The study sample consists of some fifteen representative universities from both public and private ones. The study participants included around fifteen students and one teacher from every institution for data collection. The main data collection instruments were: questionnaire, interviews and documents which are categorised, analysed and discussed critically. The central findings of this paper conclude that the pupils have difficulty in dealing with the theories. There are some tensions and issues that impede both teaching and learning indicating that the pedagogy and curriculum should be redesigned with the integration of the local philosophies or theories for the better understanding and critical performance of the pupils.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Thesis Advisors:
Thesis AdvisorEmailURL
Sahin, Abdullahasahin1@glos.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Additional Information: Submitted to the University of Gloucestershire through The Markfield Institute of Higher Education.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2024 14:12
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024 14:19
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/14005

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