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Volume 4 Number 6 June 2018

Evaluating the Linguistic and Pedagogical Skills of English Language Teachers in a Multilingual Milieu

Authors: Ofodu Graceful Onovughe ; Olusegun O.Owolewa
Pages: 87-91
This paper evaluates the linguistic and pedagogical skills of English language teachers in a multilingual milieu. The survey research method was adopted in this study. The target population for this study comprised teachers and students in public secondary schools in Ado-Ekiti. A total of one hundred teachers and one hundred students were drawn from three separate schools. A self-constructed questionnaire was carefully and specially designed to obtain the necessary data required for the execution of this study. Percentage and frequency counts were used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that language teachers evaluate pedagogical contents regularly. It showed that the aspects teachers evaluated most were the cognitive skills of grammar, followed by essay writing but it is surprising that teachers do not frequently evaluate affective skills of oral English, comprehension and dictation. Moreover, of all the linguistic skills, listening, speaking and observation were less frequently evaluated while reading and writing were averagely evaluated. Finally, findings revealed some constraints to the effective pedagogical evaluation to include large classes, non-challant attitude of students, inadequate facilities, wide syllabus, lack of motivation, incompetence and inadequate time. Based on the findings, it was recommended that regular exposure to educational opportunities where teachers could be made to learn innovative evaluative techniques should be made available in schools.

Organizational Commitment and Employee Performance With Special Reference to Administrative Officers at the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Authors: P. Krishnanathan ; T. Mangaleswaran
Pages: 82-86
An empirical knowledge gap has been observed regarding the relationship between organizational commitment and employee job performance of Administrative Officers in University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Therefore, in order to fill this empirical knowledge gap, this study was carried out with the objectives of explores the relationship between organizational commitment  and job performance  and explores the impact of organizational commitment  on job performance  of Administrative Officers in University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The data of this study have been collected from 40 Administrative Officers in University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka through the structured questionnaire. The data were analysed with univariate and bivariate analyses using SPSS 19.0. Findings of the study stated that there is a medium positive relationship between organizational commitment and job performance. And also findings of the study stated that organizational commitment has significant impact on employee performance. This study suggested that organizational commitment of the employees can improve employees’ job performance.