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Instructional Approaches for the Integration of Cultural Elements in Indigenous. Language Classroom: A Case Study of the Bafut Language (Published)

Language teaching involves culture teaching. This study examines mother tongue teachers’ opinions on the integration of culture elements in the mother tongue classroom. It investigates instructional strategies used by mother tongue teachers in the integration of cultural elements in indigenous language classroom. The study made use of focus group interview with 10 mother tongue literacy teachers. Six key informants were also interviewed. The results showed that, language is a product of culture and must be incorporated as an essential aspect of mother tongue learning and teaching. The results also indicated that, both the mother tongue teachers, and the key informants employ a variety of approaches in the integration of cultural elements in the mother tongue classroom. It is only when cultural elements become an integral part of mother tongue curriculum and instruction, that learners acquire both cultural and communicative competence.

Keywords: Culture, Indigenous Language, Integration, cultural elements, instructional approaches

RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN EDUCATION: USING IGBO RADIO PROGRAMMES TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA. (Published)

There are approximately 7000 languages in existence (UNESCO, 2003).Nigerian languages are put at about five hundred and twenty one (521) (Crozier and Blench, 1992; Ikegbunam, 2010). Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are considered the country’s major languages due to their having speakers in excess of 18 million each. Many Igbo families have settled in various parts of Nigeria where they work and raise children. This puts pressure on many Igbo families who increasingly bring up their children to speak English rather than Igbo. This study looked into utilization of Igbo radio programmes to improve the knowledge and positive attitude of Igbo secondary school students towards their indigenous language and culture. It aimed at producing some packaged Igbo radio software based on Nigerian secondary school Igbo curriculum which was used to teach some given topics in the class and also be broadcast on the radio station. Purposive sample of four hundred (400) Igbo secondary students were drawn from ten secondary schools in Lagos State on the basis that they offer Igbo language as one of their school subjects and are using radio facilities in addition to conventional methods of teaching and learning. Instrument for data collection was questionnaire on attitude and motivation of students on the use of Igbo radio programmes to improve their knowledge of Igbo language. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics- frequency and percentage.

Keywords: Igbo Language And Culture, Indigenous Language, Native Language Attitude, Radio Programmes

RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN EDUCATION: USING IGBO RADIO PROGRAMMES TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA (Published)

There are approximately 7000 languages in existence (UNESCO, 2003).Nigerian languages are put at about five hundred and twenty one (521) (Crozier and Blench, 1992; Ikegbunam, 2010). Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are considered the country’s major languages due to their having speakers in excess of 18 million each. Many Igbo families have settled in various parts of Nigeria where they work and raise children. This puts pressure on many Igbo families who increasingly bring up their children to speak English rather than Igbo. This study looked into utilization of Igbo radio programmes to improve the knowledge and positive attitude of Igbo secondary school students towards their indigenous language and culture. It aimed at producing some packaged Igbo radio software based on Nigerian secondary school Igbo curriculum which was used to teach some given topics in the class and also be broadcast on the radio station. Purposive sample of four hundred (400) Igbo secondary students were drawn from ten secondary schools in Lagos State on the basis that they offer Igbo language as one of their school subjects and are using radio facilities in addition to conventional methods of teaching and learning. Instrument for data collection was questionnaire on attitude and motivation of students on the use of Igbo radio programmes to improve their knowledge of Igbo language. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics- frequency and percentage

Keywords: Igbo Language And Culture, Indigenous Language, Native Language Attitude, Radio Programmes

Resource Utilization in Education: Using Igbo Radio Programmes to improve knowledge of Indigenous language Among Secondary School Students in Nigeria. (Review Completed - Accepted)

There are approximately 7000 languages in existence (UNESCO, 2003).Nigerian languages are put at about five hundred and twenty one (521) (Crozier and Blench, 1992; Ikegbunam, 2010). Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are considered the country’s major languages due to their having speakers in excess of 18 million each. Many Igbo families have settled in various parts of Nigeria where they work and raise children. This puts pressure on many Igbo families who increasingly bring up their children to speak English rather than Igbo. This study looked into utilization of Igbo radio programmes to improve the knowledge and positive attitude of Igbo secondary school students towards their indigenous language and culture. It aimed at producing some packaged Igbo radio software based on Nigerian secondary school Igbo curriculum which was used to teach some given topics in the class and also be broadcast on the radio station. Purposive sample of four hundred (400) Igbo secondary students were drawn from ten secondary schools in Lagos State on the basis that they offer Igbo language as one of their school subjects and are using radio facilities in addition to conventional methods of teaching and learning. Instrument for data collection was questionnaire on attitude and motivation of students on the use of Igbo radio programmes to improve their knowledge of Igbo language. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics- frequency and percentage.

Keywords: Igbo Language And Culture, Indigenous Language, Native Language Attitude, Radio Programmes