Availability and Utilization of Cartoons for Effective Teaching of English Language in Primary Schools in Idemili South LGA
Keywords:Availability, Utilization, Cartoons, English Language, Primary Schools
The study investigated the availability and utilization of cartoons for the effective teaching of English language in primary schools in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. Two research questions guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised all the 58 English language teachers in the area. There was no sampling as the population is of manageable size. The instrument for data collection was a 20-item questionnaire developed by the researchers. The instrument was validated by three experts and was found reliable with reliability coefficient of 0.72 and 0.70 respectively for the two clusters using Chronbach Alpha technique. The data collected were analysed using percentages and mean. The findings revealed that cartoons are available and utilized for teaching English language in primary schools. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that teachers should use the informal, progressive and cartoon animation strategies that will develop in pupils high ordered skills needed for exploratory, experimental and creative learning in English language.