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Título: The big four skills: Teachers’ assumptions on measurement of non-native students cognition
Autor: Figueiredo, Sandra
Martins, Margarida Alves
Silva, Carlos Fernandes da
Nunes, Odete
Palavras-chave: Scientific domain
Teachers’ training
Evaluation perceptions
Data: 2016
Editora: Future Academy
Citação: In Proceedings of the ICCSBS 2016 - The Annual International Conference on Cognitive - Social, and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 109-124). Nicosia: Future Academy. doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.05.11
Resumo: The four-skills on tests for young native speakers commonly do not generate correlation incongruency concerning the cognitive strategies frequently reported. Considering the non-native speakers there are parse evidence to determine which tasks are important to assess properly the cognitive and academic language proficiency (Cummins, 1980; 2012). Research questions: It is of high probability that young students with origin in immigration significantly differ on their communication strategies and skills in a second language processing context (1); attached to this first assumption, it is supposed that teachers significantly differ depending on their scientific area and previous training (2). Purpose: This study intends to examine whether school teachers (K-12) as having different origin in scientific domain of teaching and training perceive differently an adapted four-skills scale, in European Portuguese. Research methods: 77 teachers of five areas scientific areas, mean of teaching year service = 32 (SD= 2,7), 57 males and 46 females (from basic and high school levels). Main findings: ANOVA (Effect size and Post-hoc Tukey tests) and linear regression analysis (stepwise method) revealed statistically significant differences among teachers of different areas, mainly between language teachers and science teachers. Language teachers perceive more accurately tasks in a multiple manner to the broad skills that require to be measured in non-native students. Conclusion: If teachers perceive differently the importance of the big-four tasks, there would be incongruence on skills measurement that teachers select for immigrant puppils. Non-balanced tasks and the teachers’ perceptions on evaluation and toward competence of students would likely determine limitations for academic and cognitive development of non-native students. Furthermore, results showed sufficient evidence to conclude that tasks are perceived differently by teachers toward importance of specific skills subareas. Reading skills are best considered compared to oral comphreension skills in non-native students.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/4766
DOI: 10.15405/epsbs.2016.05.11
ISSN: 2357-1330
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