ERIC Number: ED545378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Literacy--The First Step to Academic Inclusion
Gafoor, Kunnathodi Abdul; Remia, K. R.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Educating Teacher Educators for Diversity (Kozhikode, Kerala, India, Sep 15-16, 2011)
This study probes into component language deficits in Malayalam among second grade students in Kerala in the context of constructivist-critical pedagogy which emphasize oral expression and comprehension of language over written aspect of the language. A descriptive survey method is employed in this study. Sample used for this study constitute 2nd grade pupils from 11 Lower Primary Schools of Thrissur District of Kerala, India (N = 180). Measures used were Test of Morphological Awareness Awareness Test in Malayalam and score on dictation of 43 words. A noticeable percentage of students performed poorly in Dictated Spelling, Morphological Awareness and in each sub tests of Morphological Awareness. There is a significant relationship between Morphological Awareness and Dictated Spelling and there exists a significant correlation between each sub tests of Morphological Awareness and Dictated Spelling. Suggestions for improve morphological awareness and writing skills are included. (Contains 2 Tables).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India