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Title: THE NATURE OF EXPLANATIONS GIVEN BY GRADE TEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
Authors: Weldu, Michael
Advisors: Dr. Tilahun Gamta
Copyright: Jun-1996
Date Added: 24-Nov-2012
Abstract: This study is carried out to describe the nature of explanations given by grade ten English language teachers. Specifically, it is meant to investigate the amount of class time spent on giving explanations, to find out the kinds of explanations grade ten English language teachers give (classified according to type, time and reason), and to see the disparity, if any between what the English teachers actually do and what they are expected to do. Six experienced grade ten English language teachers from six schools found in the five zones in Addis Ababa are selected. To analyse the video-recorded lessons, a threedimensional classification of explanations and a checklist have been employed. Results of the study show that the sample teachers on average spent 40.01 per cent of the class-time on giving explanations. A total of 122 explanation instances have been identified. The most frequent explanation types are descriptive explanations according to type, those given in the middle of the lesson according to time, and those used to confirm correct answers given by students according to reason. Teacher-initiated explanations also constitute a significant proportion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3956
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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