Elements of Classroom Interaction in English as Viewed by Secondary Students (Tawjeehi) in the City of Nablus / Palestine
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This study investigated the degree of availability of the elements of classroom interaction in English as viewed by Tawjeehi students in Nablus city, Palestine. Moreover, it also sought attempting to find out the statistical differences in classroom interaction due to the variables of Grade Point Average (GPA), gender and number of students in each class. The population of the study was 2.10 male and female tawjeehi students during the scholastic year 2006-2007. The sample of the study, randomly selected, consisted of 623 students (29.7%). The researcher developed a questionnaire for the purpose of data collection. The results of the study showed that eight items, reflecting participation and encouragement to ask questions, obtained a high score. It was also found that there were statistical differences amongst subjects due to GPA and number of students in each class. In the light of the results of the study, the researcher recommended reducing the number of students in each class, training teachers on how to utilize classroom interaction through holding workshops and seminars, and finally increasing the number of extracurricular activities that may be instrumental in helping students to interact inside and outside the classroom. Finally, the researcher recommended that more studies, be conducted on the use of observation and field visits for the sake of getting direct information about classroom interaction.