ATTITUDE TOWARDS COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS AMONG PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

Ch. S. Sailaja

Abstract


The present study was aimed at predicting the levels of communicative skills among prospective teachers. The sample comprised of 169 prospective teachers of D. Ed and B.Ed. The tool used is based on the work of Rees, Sheard, & Davies (2002). The communication skills attitude scale (CSAS) used to collect information regarding student attitudes about communication skills training. The (CSAS) consists of 26 items as shown in Table, 13 of which are written in the form of positive statements and 13 negative statements about communication skills learning. Each item is accompanied by a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). Participants also completed a demographic questionnaire, which included items on their GPA, and year level. Objectives are to study the levels of communicative skills among prospective teacher, to study the effect of the following variables on communicative skills among prospective teachers. a) Level of teacher education b) Qualification c) Gender c) Mode of admission. The findings of the study are the level of teacher education makes a significant difference on their levels of communicative skills. It is inferred that the PG- Inter and Graduate-Inter groups have more communicative skills level when compared to PG-Graduate group.


Keywords


Attitude, Communicative Skills; Prospective Teachers; Gender; Level Of Teacher Education (B. Ed and D. Ed)

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References


Fathi M. Ihmeideh,, Aieman Ahmad AL-OMARI, and Kholoud A. Al-Dababneh, Attitudes toward Communication Skills among Students’-Teachers’ in Jordanian Public Universities, Australian Journal of Teacher Education.

Garret, H. E. (1973). Statistics in Psychology and Education. New Delhi: Paragon International Publishers.


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