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A pilot study of the relationship between the English language abilities of a group of primary school children and their tree-drawings

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dc.contributor.author Kierman WD en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:33Z
dc.date.submitted 1991 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25583
dc.description.abstract This pilot study attempts to assess the correlation between language ability and a projective tree-drawing test. The hypothesis tested is that expounded by Sandra Michel. The theory of language from which her work derives is that put forward by A.A. Tomatis in Vers l'ecoute Humaine and education and dyslexia Trans., Louise Guiney. To test this hypothesis a sample of 1094 tree-drawings was used. The drawings were done by primary school children of both sexes from Sub. A. To Std. 5, collected over four years of research. These drawings were studied to see if the tree scale of drawings described by Michel did in fact occur and if they occurred in the sequence she suggests. As a result of these preliminary investigations a developmental scale was devised and proposed as a refinement of Michel's scale. Scores from these two tree-scales were correlated with English language scores using Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient and had spearman rank techniques. The sample for this correlation Study was group of 54 Std. 5 pupils whose English language ability was evaluated by a school English examination mark, a questionnaire scoring receptive and expressive language behaviours and Verval I.Q. Scores. The positive correlation between these language scores and the tree-drawing projective test scores are discussed and the implications for English language teaching and suggestions for further research mentioned. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Didactics (special school subjects) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.title A pilot study of the relationship between the English language abilities of a group of primary school children and their tree-drawings en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree M Ed en


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