An Assessment Of Power Relations In Teacherstudent Interaction On Classroom Language: A Case Of Ward Secondary Schools In Mbeya City Council

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ABSTRACT

The study aimed at assessing how teacher-student interaction structures classroom

language. The study was carried out in ward secondary schools in Mbeya City

Council. The researcher chose Mbeya city council‘s ward secondary schools

randomly to represent all wards secondary schools in Mbeya and Tanzania in general

because all classroom‘s teaching lessons do share common interactional features

under the umbrella of Tanzania Educational National Policy of 1995.

The study employed case study design because it matches with the study in which

the researcher selected few schools to represent all ward secondary schools in Mbeya

region and Tanzania.

The sample comprised a total of ten (10) recordings from forty (40) minutes of

lessons taught from any ward secondary school which was selected by random

sampling from either English language, biology, civics and mathematics subject

lessons. The study employed audio recording as the main method of data collection

and it was supplemented by non participant observation and interview. The study

employed both quantitative and qualitative approaches in discussion and analysis of

research findings in which different language features in Teacher-student Interaction

in the class were found.

The research findings also indicated that there were asymmetrical power relations in

the classroom interaction since it was the teacher who had a power in the selection of

particular language features in teacher-student interaction in the class to attain

pedagogical purposes.

Recommendations are hereby made to teachers, students and other education stake

holders to improve teacher-student interactions in the classroom, since classroom

interactions are significant in language learning.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). An Assessment Of Power Relations In Teacherstudent Interaction On Classroom Language: A Case Of Ward Secondary Schools In Mbeya City Council. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 10, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-power-relations-in-teacherstudent-interaction-on-classroom-language-a-case-of-ward-secondary-schools-in-mbeya-city-council

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of Power Relations In Teacherstudent Interaction On Classroom Language: A Case Of Ward Secondary Schools In Mbeya City Council" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-power-relations-in-teacherstudent-interaction-on-classroom-language-a-case-of-ward-secondary-schools-in-mbeya-city-council . Accessed 10 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of Power Relations In Teacherstudent Interaction On Classroom Language: A Case Of Ward Secondary Schools In Mbeya City Council". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Apr. 2021. Web. 10 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-power-relations-in-teacherstudent-interaction-on-classroom-language-a-case-of-ward-secondary-schools-in-mbeya-city-council >.

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Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of Power Relations In Teacherstudent Interaction On Classroom Language: A Case Of Ward Secondary Schools In Mbeya City Council" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-power-relations-in-teacherstudent-interaction-on-classroom-language-a-case-of-ward-secondary-schools-in-mbeya-city-council