I= MANAGEMENT OF LARGE SIZE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CLASSES: A STUDY AT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IN DISTRICT ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN.
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Title of Thesis
MANAGEMENT OF LARGE SIZE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CLASSES: A STUDY AT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IN DISTRICT ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN.

Author(s)
MAHMOOD AHMAD AZHAR
Institute/University/Department Details
National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad
Session
2004
Subject
AIS: English
Number of Pages
216
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
english language teaching, high school level, abbottabad, training course, teaching aids, faulty examination, home assignments

Abstract
This thesis was aimed to investigate the problems being faced by the teachers, the students and the institutions‚€™ administrators i.e., principals, headmasters, headmistresses, etc. in the management of large size English language teaching classes at high school level in Abbottabad. The study focused on the adoption of appropriate methods, approaches and techniques to manage the classes of large size. The purpose of the study was to examine the type and gravity of the problems being faced by the subjects and suggest the use of appropriate methods, techniques and approaches.

The study was conducted in seventy Government Higher Secondary and High Schools in District Abbottabad. Non-participatory observation was conducted to carry out analysis and synthesis of the problems and their solutions. The research was both qualitative as well as quantitative. Three questionnaires were developed in consultations with the subjects who were part of the population but not part of the sample; one for the teachers, one for the students and one for the administrators. These questionnaires served as reliable instruments for study. All the subjects responded positively and showed 100% participation.

The obtained data were analysed through chi- square which is a non parametric test of significance for analysing the nominal data. The results of this study showed multifarious and multidimensional problems being faced in the management of large size English language teaching classes; which included as; the teachers having not attended any pre-service training course, non existence of any special training for the teachers to manage large size ELT classes, discipline, lack of proper teaching aids, school administration' indifferent attitude, unsuitable curriculum, impossibility of checking of home assignments, faulty examination system, etc. Maintenance of discipline, teachers pre-service/ in-service training, individual attention especially to weak students, effective evaluation system, adoption of modem teaching aids, enhancement of SIT, etc were recommended to manage the EL T classes of large size. The researcher gave some recommendations for future research as well.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Statement Of The Problem
  1.2 Significance Of The Study
  1.3 Objectives Of The Study
  1.4 Delimitation
  1.5 Hypotheses
  1.6 Procedure Of The Study
  1.7 Instruments Of The Study
3 2 Review Of Related Literature
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  2.1 Size ELT Classes
  2.2 Class Size Phenomenon
  2.3 English Language Teaching In Present Scenario
  2.4 Methods And Strategies Of Teaching Large Size Elt Classes
  2.5 Fear Of Chaos In A Communicative ELT Classroom
  2.6 Teachers‚€™ Training In ELT
  2.7 General State Of Teachers' Qualification
  2.8 Staff Development
  2.9 ELT In Historical Perspective
  2.10 General Problems Of Large Size ELT Classes
4 3 Methodology Of Research 128
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  3.1 Population
  3.2 Sampling Design
  3.3 Instrumentation And Materials
  3.4 Reliability Of Instruments
  3.5 Research Paradigm
  3.6 Procedure
  3.7 Data Analysis
5 4 Analysis And Interpretation Of Data 146
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  4.1 Teachers‚€™ Responses
  4.2 Students‚€™ Responses
  4.3 Administrators‚€™ Responses
  4.4 Findings
  4.5 Discussion
  4.6 Approval Of Hypotheses
6 5 Conclusions And Suggestions 199
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  5.1 Conclusions
  5.2 Suggestions
7 6 Bibliography 207
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  6.1 Appendices 216