Interactional strategies in teaching students with diverse learning disabilities / Noor Syamimie Mohd Nawi

Noor Syamimie, Mohd Nawi (2017) Interactional strategies in teaching students with diverse learning disabilities / Noor Syamimie Mohd Nawi. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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      This research aims to study interactional norms and practices that take place between teachers and special needs students in the special education classroom. Additionally, it also aims to query the teachers why they interact with their students using certain interactional strategies. The roles that are portrayed by special education teachers in disseminating information and in nurturing the needs of children with learning difficulties in school is observed in order to examine whether the students are actually benefitting from the class. The study was conducted using qualitative research approach where a field research had been carried out on a weekly basis from October 2012 to January 2013. Eleven teachers were selected as the participants of this research to help with the analysis of various classroom interactions in a special education classroom. The findings pointed the presence of speech acts, motherese and humour in the special education classroom. The teacher participants have different teaching strategies but their interactions with special education students in the classroom are used to serve four main purposes which are to (i) improve students‟ comprehension, (ii) teach social interaction (iii) manage inappropriate behaviour in classroom and (iv) express disappointment and anger. It is hoped that the findings can provide an insight to the stakeholders to see whether or not the students are learning something in the classroom especially their personal development growth as the result of interaction. The quality of the interaction in the classroom explicates the actions in which the primary goal of schooling which is learning is realised.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) – Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, 2017.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Interactional strategies; Learning disabilities; Special education classroom; Personal development growth
      Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
      L Education > LC Special aspects of education
      Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
      Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
      Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 12:27
      Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 03:52

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