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Title: An Assessment on the Significance of Literature in Language Teaching With Special Reference to Grade Nine
Authors: FIKRU, GEBRE
Advisors: Dr. Abiye Daniel
Copyright: Jan-2009
Date Added: 14-Nov-2012
Abstract: The main objective of this study is to assess the role of literature in teaching the English language and to check whether or not it could be applicable in Ethiopian high schools in general and in grade nine in particular. Hence, it has combined both theoretical and practical methods of data collection. The theoretical approach focuses on the review of related literature whereas the practical approach gives emphasis to the activities performed in the classroom to see the significance of literature in teaching the English language and its results. The paper all in all consists of five chapters. The first chapter discuses the background of English language teaching, statement of the problem, objective of the study, the importance of the study and its scope. The second chapter reviews related works on literature and language teaching. It gives detail regards to issues such as the nature of language teaching, its importance, the interrelation between literature and language teaching, methods of teaching language through literature. It has also given an appropriate space to related local works. The third chapter, in its turn, had given much space to the why and the how of the study. It also earnestly regards the methodology of data collection and all the processes and procedures passed through in the data collection process. This mainly involves methods of sampling, processes of data collection, mechanisms of the analysis and interpretation, the process of teaching language making use of some selected literary materials and what the outcome looks like. The fourth chapter is dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of the data. This has mainly focused on students' age distribution and sexdifferences, the pre-and the post-lesson exam's result, etc. In this chapter all the collected data are presented, analyzed and interpreted into two main ways. These are quantitative and tabular presentations. The quantitative approach has been set apart for the statistical analysis of the pre-and post-lesson exam's results. In the tabular presentation the sample student's demographic backgrounds and the responses they gave to the questionnaires are detailed. The final chapter presents the summary and conclusion of the study and the researcher's recommendation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3759
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