ERIC Number: ED432156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-20
Resistance Strategies in the University Spanish Classroom.
Garrott, Carl L.
A study investigated the different kinds of resistance techniques used by students in the college Spanish language classroom. Subjects were 30 undergraduate students, 10 at each of three instructional levels, representing a wide range of academic majors and concentrations. All completed a version of the Compliance-Resistance Techniques and Messages Survey. It was found that students with C and D grade averages used more resistance techniques than did students with A and B averages. The top resistance techniques were avoidance, priorities, and deceptions/excuses. Course level was not found to be related to resistance or non-compliance techniques used. Ten teaching techniques to counteract resistance are suggested, and areas for further study are identified. A list of resistance techniques is appended. (Contains 29 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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