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TitleListening instruction in the kindergarten program
AuthorKean, Mabel, 1928-
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.) -- Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1983. Education
Paginationiii, 214 leaves
SubjectListening; Language arts (Primary);
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
NotesBibliography: leaves 211-214.
AbstractListening is an important component of the language arts. It is both an art and a skill which require development through planned, systematic instruction and practice. It is also a learning base for all the other language arts which combine to create an effective communication system. Despite its importance, research and experience have shown that listening instruction has long been a neglected area within the school curriculum. -- The purpose of this study was to prepare a booklet of planned, objective-based lessons for instruction in listening at the kindergarten level. -- The study consisted of two major parts, Part I dealt with the problem, the objectives and the need for the study, and a definition of listening. It presented a review of the literature which examined studies and professional writings related to listening from 1949 to 1982. The review of literature included references to the nature of listening, the possibility of improving listening skills through instruction, and the relationship of effective listening to reading. -- Part II consisted of a booklet of ninety-two lessons in ten specific skills at the kindergarten level, a foreword to teachers, and a bibliography. Ideas for the lessons were adopted and adapted from sources found in professional books, magazines, and an activities file developed by the writer. -- Recommendations for further consideration were offered. They suggested that listening should be given the same emphasis as the other language arts, that listening should be considered a base for reading, that teachers should be supplied with a ready source of material for systematic instruction in listening, and that in pre-service education teachers should receive preparation in the nature of listening the academic, social, and emotional benefits derived from effective listening, and the importance of giving listening instruction a place of priority within the school curriculum.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier75271890
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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