Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences

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Communicative Approach: classroom interaction at High School (a Case at Jiren High School, Grade 10 in Focus)

A Adera, Y Kelemwork


Even though Communicative Approach is vast in its depth and breadth, classroom
interaction is an indispensable component of it. Therefore, this research work endeavored
to look in to the three elements of classroom interaction (individual participation, pair,
and group formation) at grade ten classes of high school. The study tries to provide
strongly factual information supported by more of qualitative analysis. This is actually
realized with three data collection methods: observation, questionnaire and focus group
discussions. For example, FGD was facilitated among eighteen students randomly taken
from eighteen sections. Finally, the study identified around seven major findings which
recommendations have been made for. In fact, almost all teachers in the high school don't
have the habit of organizing their students either in-group or in pair before the start of the
lesson; however, some teachers go around the students at the time of discussion although
they are usually indifferent to address each student (group).

Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences Vol. 1 (2) 2006: pp. 41-60
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