ERIC Number: ED117970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of the Importance of Objectives in Foreign Language Instruction as Rated by In-Service Teachers, Student Teachers and Pupils. Research Bulletin, No. 44.
This paper reports how Finnish student teachers and pupils rate the importance of objectivies in English language instruction, and compares them with ratings of inservice teachers from a previous study. Forty-two teachers from post-graduate teacher-training schools and 131 students, aged approximately 17, from two schools, were involved. Student teachers reported that the most important cognitive skills were the ability to distinguish and repeat sentences, word and sounds, comprehension of a text, and ability to converse in English. The least important were translation ability and factual knowledge of English literature and customs. In the affective domain, the important goals were positive attitudes toward studying and speaking English, while the least important were use of English in spare time and developing empathy and a sense of responsibility. Students' responses were generally in agreement, with listening and reading comprehension and speaking ability the most important. Factor Analys compared these results with those of inservice teachers, who considered traditional objectives slightly less important than student teachers, and audiolingual skills more important. Questionnaires and rating scales are appended. (CHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Finland