Learning Difficulties in English for Rural Learners
Journal on School Educational Technology Volume 5, Number 3, ISSN 0973-2217
The present study illuminates and diagnoses the learning problems of the rural learners in English Grammar at standard VI. Present study may be useful to ameliorate the rural learners for acquiring competencies in English and eliminates the problems of the learners. It paves way to the teachers to diagnose the learning hurdles of the learners and supports to take necessary remedial teaching to enhance the achievements of the learners in English. Objectives of the study: 1.To diagnose the learning problems of the rural learners in English Grammar at standard VI. 2. To find out the difficulty items of the rural learners in English Grammar. 3. To find out the causes of difficulties of the rural learners in learning English Grammar. 4. To find out the significant association between the male and female teachers on opinion of difficulty items of learning English. Methodology: Survey method was adopted in the study. Sample: Two hundred pupils of standard VI and one hundred teachers in rural Panchayat Union Middle school, Coimbatore district were selected as sample for the study. Tools: Researcher's self-made diagnostic test and an opinionnaire for the teachers were used as tools for the study. Procedure of the study: 1. Identification of the difficulties by administering diagnostic test. 2. Identifying the difficulties of the learners from the opinion of the teachers. Findings: The learners have problems in the following items of grammar such as Pronunciation, preposition, conjunction, sentence pattern and semantics. Educational implications: It may be helpful to revamp the rural pupils in English.
Singaravelu, G. (2010). Learning Difficulties in English for Rural Learners. Journal on School Educational Technology, 5(3), 42-45.