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ERIC Number: ED033958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 137
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A Survey of Teacher Practices and Preferences Related to Oral Language Instruction in the Public Elementary Schools of West Virginia.
Doolittle, Margaret Tate
This study recorded and analyzed data from 758 questionnaires completed by public elementary teachers from seven counties in West Virginia. The purposes of the study were to survey the time spent in oral language instruction, to survey amount of teacher training in methods of language arts instruction, and to examine the relationship of teacher preference for oral language learning activities to teacher experience and education. The majority of teachers (63.7%) estimated that they spent from 11 to 30 minutes per day in oral language instruction, with teachers of lower grades reporting the higher figures. In ranking the importance of language arts activities, teachers designated oral language as third, following reading and listening. The value of the study resides mainly in the evidence of a trend toward teacher preference for non-oral learning activities. It appears that teacher education institutions and supervisors have emphasized phases of the language arts other than oral language and teachers may not be aware of how they can use oral language proficiency as a base for competence in reading, listening, and writing. (Author/DB)
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia