International Journal of Engineering, Science and Mathematics
(IJMRA Publications)-
Peer Reviewed Refereed Journal
 

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Pages: 1-10

Date of Publication: 01-Sep-2015

__ampersandsignnbsp;DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE IN CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION: INFLUENCE ON PHYSICS ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS

Author: EFREN G. GUMAYAN* Grace A. Manajero**

Category: Engineering, Science and Mathematics

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Abstract:

This study investigated the effects of Diglossic language as medium of instruction in student__ampersandsignrsquo;s physics achievement. It assessed the physics achievement of the students before and after the intervention. It ascertained whether the use of Diglossic language compared to the use of Pure English language had a significant effect on students__ampersandsignrsquo; achievement in physics. It employed the match-only pretest-postest group quasi-experimental design using 70 students in a public high school divided into two groups, with 35 students in each group. The diglossic group was taught using the mother tongue and English language (70% mother tongue and 30% English) while Pure English group was taught using English language only. A validated teacher-made achievement test in physics was used to measure the physics achievement level of the students before and after the intervention. Mean and standard deviations were the descriptive statistics employed.

Keywords: Diglossic Language, Classroom instruction, Pure English, Physics Achievement