TITLE

The Nature of Communication Process in Kiswahili Language Classrooms

AUTHOR(S)
Maurine, Kang'ahi; Indoshi, F. C.; Okwach, T. O.; Osodo, J.
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Educational Research & Technology;Jun2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Communication in the classroom is an essential part of teaching and learning process. Teaching and learning of Kiswahili occur as a result of the interaction between the teacher, learners and learning environment. Factors such as learner's attitude, teaching style, feedback and learning environment influence communication process in the classroom. This study thus sought to establish the nature of communication process in Kiswahili classrooms with regard to these factors. The study sample was composed of 25 Kiswahili teachers and 317 Form 4 students from 32 secondary schools in Hamisi District, Kenya. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Based on an observation framework, direct classroom observation was used as the approach to data collection. The study found that teachers rarely accepted students' feelings and were least concerned with the mood of the students during Kiswahili lessons. Most Kiswahili classrooms were also seen to be dominated with teachers using the lecture method and in few instances asking students questions and students responding to what had been asked by their teachers. The results of this study may assist teachers in improving their classroom communication and instructional strategies and promote students' academic achievement in Kiswahili.
ACCESSION #
90473758

 

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