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Title: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TELEVISED AND NON-TELEVISED GRAMMAR TEACHING: WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO GRADE 9 (NINE)-KOKEBE TSIBAH AND MIERAF SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOLS (ADDIS ABABA)
Authors: BELHU, ZENEBE
Advisors: Dr. Hailom Bantyirga
Keywords: TELEVIISED AND NON-TELEVISED GRAMMAR TEACHING
Copyright: Jun-2009
Date Added: 14-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The primary objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the educational satellite Television (EDSTV) grammar teaching as compared to the NON-EDSTV one. In order to carry out the study, two sample high schools (Kokebe Tsibah and Mieraj) secondary schools found in the capital: Addis Ababa, were selected that fit the purpose of the research to compare the two different modes of grammar instruction. Hence} two groups were included; a study group (which makes use of the EDSTV programme) and a comparison group (that attends the NON-EDSTV programme). The main tools employed to gather data for the study were class room observation, questionnaire and a grammar mastery test. Direct class room observation was conducted using a check list to collect first hand information to investigate what the teaching learning process seems in actual setting. Besides} questionnaire was administered to English teachers at both schools to examine the long term practice that the EDSTV programme and the conventional class room teachers employ in grammar teaching. Eight teachers participated from the two schools in the study (excluding those took part in the pilot study). On the completion of the observation} a total of 220 students from both schools were randomly selected and they took a grammar test. The test comprising of 50 questions was a grammar mastery (use) test and all the grammar items were selected from units 3}4 and 5 (EjE, students text for Grade 9). The aim of the test was to investigate whether or not the introduction of the EDSTV instruction brought about a significant difference in grammar mastery and use of the students more than did the non televised mode of teaching. The data obtained through the observation and the questionnaire were analyzed and discussed simultaneously in tables using figures and percentages. In addition to this} the mean and standard deviation of the test scores were computed and analyzed. More over} an independent samples test was employed to see if there was a statistically significant difference between the two groups. The out comes of the analysis indicated' that the grammar teaching techniques used by the EDSTV programme were more effective as compared to those employed by the NON-EDSTVone. It was specially effective in the fluency of giving brief explanations) visual aid and supplement and in the procedures of revision. However) the way the grammar items are designed) practiced and recycled was insufficient in both programmes. On the other hand) although it was below average, the study revealed that the EDSTV students scored a significantly better result than the NON-EDSTVstudents in the grammar mastery test administered to both groups.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3768
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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