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|Title: ||AN EXPLORATION OF VOCABULARY TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO GRADES ONE AND TWO|
|Authors: ||BERHANE, ACHAME|
|Advisors: ||Dr. G/Medhin Simon|
|Keywords: ||VOCABULARY TEACHING|
SPECIAL REFERENCE TO GRADES ONE AND TWO
|Copyright: ||Jun-1998 |
|Date Added: ||22-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The study is carried out in primary schools, which have
not been given due attention. More specifically, it attempts
to explore the teaching of vocabulary in grades one and two.
The subjects of the study, teachers as well as students,
are from old and well established government primary schools
in Addis Ababa. The data for the study are collected from a
questionnaire, classroom observations, interviews and a
First, data are collected from the questionnaire
distributed to teachers. Then teachers are interviewed on
their use of the different techniques of vocabulary teaching.
Subsequently, teachers are observed teaching vocabulary.
Students are also asked what their reaction to vocabulary
teaching is, after the observations. Finally, students are
given a vocabulary test to find out how effective the
techniques used by teachers in teaching vocabulary are.
The data collected from the questionnaire, the classroom
observations and the test are seen in relation to one another
to find out which techniques are more frequently used and more
effective in teaching the meaning of words in grades one and
The findings show that pictures, picture cards, blackboard
drawings and real objects are more frequented and effective
techniques of vocabulary teaching in grades one and two. On
the bases of these findings, it is recommended that, since they
are teaching young children, teachers in grades one and two
should use real objects (realia) as most of the vocabulary
items in the syllabi can be better taught this way.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
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