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ERIC Number: ED124993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 201
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An Analysis of Language Arts Teaching Practices in Grade Six.
MacNaughton, Dolores Elaine
This study surveyed the teaching practices of instructors of grade six language arts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Teacher characteristics of (sex, number of university courses in language arts, length of teaching experience, and number of language arts inservice courses) were correlated with the frequency of use of selected teaching practices. One hundred eighty teachers completed an original survey instrument designed by the author. Items were grouped in the following content areas: creativity-creative writing, functional writing, grammar and usage, handwriting, listening, speaking, spelling, and vocabulary. The most frequently used teaching practices were product-oriented, traditionally validated methods. Least-used practices were those that tap newer, more process-oriented aspects of communication. Analysis of demographic data revealed few significant differences in teaching practices as related to teacher characteristics, except as a function of sex and of number of university courses in language arts and in related areas. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Canada