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Audio Visual Methods V. A.B.C. Methods in the Teaching of Irish. Report [microform] : Results of Research Carried out amongst Teachers of Standards V and VI in National Schools / Tomas O Domhnallain and Micheal O Gliasain
Bib ID 5312915
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
O Domhnallain, Tomas
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
120 p. 
Summary

In Ireland Irish is taught as a second language in all primary schools in English-speaking areas. A form of code cognition approach known as the A.B.C. method was in use in all schools for about forty years prior to the introduction of audiovisual methods between 1965-1970. This report gives the results of a survey carried out among teachers who had certain specified experience in the use of both methods. The 450 teachers included in the final survey were a random sample representative of more than 6,000 teachers. The survey embraced methods, results and teaching materials. Pupil enjoyment and teacher satisfaction appeared to be the major factors influencing the majority which favored using audiovisual methods, while the considerable minority who thought A.B.C. methods better seemed influenced by consideration of the results obtained and of the greater freedom allowed to the teacher. Provision of suitable courses and materials using A.B.C. methods would increase the minority in favor of A.B.C. methods from 31.3% to 43.8%. On the whole audiovisual methods emerge as more acceptable than A.B.C. methods, but the latter are thought to give better results in certain aspects of language teaching. (Author)

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Availability: Institiuid Teangeolaiochta Eireann (Linguistics Institute of Ireland), 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (2 pounds).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Audiolingual Methods.  |  Audiovisual Aids.  |  Audiovisual Instruction.  |  Bilingualism.  |  Cognitive Processes.  |  English.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Language Instruction.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Skills.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Statistical Data.  |  Surveys.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Uncommonly Taught Languages.  |  Irish People  |  ABC Method Cognitive Code Learning Theory
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors O Gliasain, Micheal, author  |  Linguistics Inst. of Ireland, Dublin
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