ACHIEVEMENT IN CHEMISTRY IN RELATION TO THE PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH OF STANDARD IX STUDENTS By Gopalakrishnan. P.P and Dr. C. Naseema

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out the relationship between Achievement in Science Subjects and Proficiency in English of secondary school students. Nowadays even in schools where the medium of instruction was only regional language there is a tendency to add some English medium divisions. The new two year B.Ed. curriculum is also giving due importance to English language. But for the development of the individual, society and nation, in general, science education and development of technology play an important role. So, it is worthwhile to find out whether there is any relationship between Achievement in Science and Proficiency in English and in which direction it will affect. The study was conducted on a representative sample of 1000 pupils of standard IX from almost all revenue districts of Kerala using stratified random sampling technique. Achievement test in Chemistry and Proficiency test for English were used as tools. The study proved that the correlation between Achievement in Chemistry and Proficiency in English for total sample and relevant subsamples are all significant at 0.01level. The test of comparison of correlations between Achievement in Chemistry and Proficiency in English for subsamples based on gender and locality of schools were found to be similar. Achievement in Chemistry and Proficiency in English for the rural school students found to be higher than that of urban school students.

[1] Research Scholar, Department of Education, University of Calicut

[2] Professor, Department of Education, University of Calicut