Vol. 3, Issue 5, September 2016 - October 2016
Rema Bascos-Ocampo, April Love Joy Abayo-RilloDownload Complete Paper
Abstract: The researchers aimed to find out the effectiveness of audio- visual teaching on the writing performance of Grade 8 students of Pudtol Vocational High School, Pudtol, Apayao, Philippines. They employed the two-group pretest- posttest quasi-experimental design which made use of a video clip in the experimental group. Students were tasked to write based on a situation and their writings were evaluated using a rubric. The data were analyzed with the use of weighted mean.
The analysis and interpretation of the data yielded the following results: the pretest writing performance of both the experimental and control group was satisfactory; the pretest writing proficiency level of the experimental group in the different areas of writing namely, accuracy, mechanics and organization was satisfactory; the writing proficiency level of the control group in the area accuracy was unsatisfactory; mechanics and organization were rated satisfactory; there was no significant difference between the writing performance of the control group and the experimental group in the pretest; the posttest writing performance of the experimental group was exemplary while the control group was satisfactory; the posttest writing proficiency level of the experimental group in the different areas of writing namely, accuracy, mechanics and organization was exemplary; the writing proficiency level of the controlled group in the area accuracy was unsatisfactory; mechanics and organization were rated satisfactory; and there was a significant difference between the writing performance of the experimental group and control group; the writing performance of students exposed to the traditional method was satisfactory while the writing performance of students exposed to the video clip was exemplary.
Based from the foregoing findings, the following conclusions were arrived at: the respondents had satisfactory writing performance in the pretest because there was no form of teaching done yet relative to the topic of writing; the results of the writing proficiency in the pretest imply that the students had a good grasp of the mechanics and organization; in terms of accuracy, the students in the control group had a problem about how they word their thought; the performance suggested the students need more assistance from the teacher in their writing activities; there was no significant difference between the writing performance of the control group and the experimental group in the pretest; the use of audio- visual enhances the writing skills of students; the experimental group had better performance than the control group because they were exposed to audio- visual material; and there was a significant difference in the performance of the respondents after they are exposed to traditional and audio-visual teaching.
Based on the findings and conclusions, the researchers offered the following recommendations: teachers should always assist students in their writing activities; audio- visual material (video clip) should be used in enhancing writing performance of students; the Shakuntala video clip is recommended for use particularly to improve students’ writing performance; since students can easily write after watching a video clip, it is recommended that language teachers should endeavor to develop audio- visual materials (video clip) for wide use in writing class; and the researcher should see to it that the teaching- learning environment has sufficient writing materials to enhance the students’ writing skills.
Vol. 3, Issue 5, September 2016 - October 2016
Lydia Madete, Dr. T. Kesero, Prof. Egara Kabaji, Evans OtekiDownload Complete Paper
Abstract: This paper discusses the perspective of women in three Kenyan literary works over the first decade of this 21stcentury.In as much as we are in the twenty- first century and gender equality is a concept every society strives to achieve, what role do literary works play in propelling these societies to that end? Given that all writing is shaped by the environment of the narrative - the social environment, economic environment, cultural environment and even the developmental environment, the study assesses how these environments impact on the development of individual characters, especially the woman character who is our main concern in this study. All the works being analyzed were published within the first decade of the twenty - first century, to provide the standing on gender relations as depicted by the authors in their works of literature. The study is guided by Elaine Showalter’s Feminist theory which argues that women authors are better placed to analyze female experiences and not male authors whose stereotypic views do not define the woman. This study employs correlational research method relying on library research of primary and secondary materials which included reading and analysis of previous and current materials such as books, journals, articles and magazines. The study relied on purposive sampling where three books were carefully selected after a wide reading of books published in the country. Descriptive analysis was done after a close reading of the selected texts with the intention of answering the questions raised.
Keywords: Cultural environment, developmental environment, economic environment, equality, gender, social environment, society, Women.
Title: Male Perspective of Women in Meja Mwangi’s The Last Plague
Author: Lydia Madete, Dr. T. Kesero, Prof. Egara Kabaji, Evans Oteki
International Journal of Novel Research in Education and Learning