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ERIC Number: EJ1063652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Competency of the Post Graduate Teachers in Appreciating English Poetry
Muthiah, Rajendran
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n8 p1063-1069 Apr 2015
The Post Graduate Teachers who teach English as a second language to Higher Secondary Classes that is 11th and 12th grades need to cultivate a good sense of appreciation for poetry. They must have an inherent thirst for reading poetry aloud and competence to elucidate the essential characteristics of poetry. A study was launched to understand the level of appreciation of poetry of the Post Graduate Teachers by giving a test with 25 items for testing their skill of understanding of alliteration, metaphor, simile, personification, repetition, sound-patterning, stress-patterning, imagery, unpatterned rhyme, connotative words and suggestive words. A sample of 90 post graduate teachers of both sex working in State Government Higher Secondary Schools, Private Matriculation Schools and Private CBSE schools in Chennai city answered the test in fifty minutes time. The "t" test was applied. The Post graduate teachers in CBSE schools in Chennai City had the highest mean scores in their competency in appreciating the elements of English poetry. Those in Government Schools and Matriculation Schools came next in the order. But there was no significant difference in their competencies between any two types of schools. They have a high level of appreciation of poetry but with slight difference in mean scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools; Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India