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dc.contributor.advisorDayton, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorIrizarry Vicenti, Mayrin
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-26T18:02:44Z
dc.date.available2018-01-26T18:02:44Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/191
dc.description.abstractThe study examines the attitudes of ninth graders in a rural middle school in Yauco, Puerto Rico toward the English language and toward the English class. It also examines gender differences toward the English language and toward the English class. Four methods were used in this study: ethnographic participant-observation, questionnaires, tape-recorded oral interviews, and matched guise tests. The results shows: 1) the students had negative attitudes toward English as a medium of instruction and as a subject of study, 2) the students had positive attitudes toward English, particularly for instrumental reasons related to life goals and occupational ambitions, 3) the students had positive attitudes toward the English class, and 4) the boys had less positive attitudes toward the English language and toward the English class than girls. Finally, students on four different tracks did not have uniform attitudes toward the English language and toward the English class.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language-gender differencesen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language-Puerto Rico-Yaucoen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language-perceptionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Puerto Rico -- Yauco -- Spanish speakers -- Case studies.en_US
dc.titleAttitudes of ninth graders in a rural middle school in Yauco, Puerto Rico toward the English language and the English classen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2005 Mayrin Irizarry Vicentien_US
dc.contributor.committeeBlau, Eileen
dc.contributor.committeeMorales Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.committeeVirtanen, Beth
dc.contributor.representativeSchmidt, Jorge
thesis.degree.levelM.A.E.E.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterFallen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2005en_US


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