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ERIC Number: ED346444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Teaching Competence in Effective Reading Comprehension within the Use of English Programme in a Nigerian University.
Onukaogu, Chukwuemeka Eze
A study examined the competence of English teachers in an Anglophone country (Nigeria) and the types of classroom interaction in a Nigerian university. Subjects, 240 randomly selected first-year undergraduates who registered for a Use of English course, were divided into an experimental and a control group. The experimental group was taught by two teachers randomly selected from the 12 formally trained teachers in the Use of English program. The control group was taught by two of the other 48 teachers who had never been exposed to any pedagogic education in communication skills in English. Both groups were administered a reading comprehension pre- and post-test and were taught for 6 weeks using the same syllabus. Classroom interactions were observed and coded. Results indicated that: (1) the experimental class made far more moves than the control class; (2) the experimental students made more moves than their teacher, but the control teachers made more moves than their control students; (3) media utilization was 61.09% (students) and 11.38% (teachers) for experimental classes and 16.2% (teachers) and 9.19% (students) for control classes; (4) experimental teachers were rated 84.5% while control teachers were rated 34% on five performance categories; and (5) experimental students scored much better on the posttest than the control students. Findings suggest that teaching competence is an important factor in the inculcation of communication competence and is a product of an adequate teacher education program. (Three tables and one figure of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria