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Title: THE NATURE OF TURN TAKING PATTERNS IN GROUP DISCUSSION: 10+2 STUDENTS OF CRUISE PRIVATE SCHOOL IN FOCUS
Authors: YOHANNES, BERHANEMESKEL
Advisors: Amanuel Gebru(Ass. Prof)
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 17-Jan-2009
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This study was carried out to describe the nature of turn taking patterns among Grade 12 students of Cruise Private School in their group discussions to see the level of students participation and to explore the involvement of the teacher and group leaders in giving and taking turns. For the study, 18 students of grade 12 students of one section were selected. The students were grouped in to three with six members in each. The data was gathered by video recording the discussions and was analyzed using Allwright’s (1980) model. The overall result showed that the majority of the turns were taken by the students, i.e. (124 or 65.26%) out of the total turns of 190. From these, the great majority of the turns were taken trough self-initiated moves. On the other hand the teacher and the group leaders together took 66 turns or 34.74% out of the overall turns of 190. The findings further indicated that, out of the overall total of 93 turns, the majority was made by the students, which is 56 or 60.23%. The teacher and the group leaders made a total of 18 or 19.35% and 19 or 20.43% respectively. Finally, female Vs male students level of participation indicated that, from the total of 169 turns, the great majority of the turns were taken by male students (116 or 68.64%) and female students took the lesser turns (53 or 31.36%).
Description: A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES ADDIS ABABA UNIVERISTY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1916
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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