An Assessment of A Wigni Language Educational Radio Broadcast In The First Cycle Primary Schools of Awl Zone

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Addis Ababauniversity


Improvement in the provision of quality of Awigni Language Radio instruction is emphasized as one of the desired outcome of the study. As language is fundamental to all learning) it is imperative that the great concern of this research is assessing of Awign Language Radio instruction in the first cycle primary schools of Awi zone. To conduct the study) descriptive survey research methodology was used. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were employed. The instruments used to collect data were questionnaire) class room observation and interview guide. By using these th~ree. data collecting instruments) data were collected from 200 grade 3 and 4 students) 20 teachers 5 school directors and 5 zone Education Department Awigni Language Radio program producers (Media experts). Since the population of the study is too large) simple random sampling Technique was employed. One school was selected from each woreda) thus a total of 5 schools were sampled randomly. Simple random method sampling (lottery) was employed in the selection of students. Besides this) by considering total population as a source of data) all grade 3 and 4 teachers (i.e. 20 teachers) )5 school directors of the sampled schools and media experts (Awigni Language Radio program producers) in the zone Education Department were included. The obtained data were analyzed using percentages and the summated score technique. The findings of the study indicated that the attitude of the students and teachers towards Awigni Language radio instruction is favorable (positive). Moreover) the quality) appropriateness of the program content and presentation to the age level and interest of the students is also accepted by most of the students and teachers. However) there are problems which affect the effective implementation of the program. These are the absence of radio teacher)s guide and radio lesson manuals) the absence 0 f teacher training courses which helps teachers how to implement radio lesson) lack of in-service training and less qualified teachers (teachers without pre-service training)) problem of radio functioning) poor radio maintenance services from the center) absence of supervision) poor sound clarity. Besides this) inadequate supply of radio sets) high teaching load) large class size) clashes of class scheduling. The findings of the study also showed that the activities which should be performed by the class room teachers and students before) during and after broadcast are not performed in the majority of the observation classes. In Awigni Language Educational Radio program production and transmission) only few teachers participated. Finally) in the light of the findings) conclusions have been drawn and recommendations have been forwarded to address the problems



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