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THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar.

Abstract
The Tamil proverb is a classical oral literature that portrays the culture and lifestyle of Tamil
people. The Tamil language teachers from National Type Tamil Primary Schools play important role in
spreading Tamil proverbs to the future generation. Thus, this research is carried out with the objective to analyze
the purpose of conversation using Tamil proverbs among Tamil language teachers from National Type Tamil
Primary Schools in Kinta District, Perak. To carry out this study, a survey of the level of consideration on
proverbs conversation purpose among Tamil language teachers in National Type Tamil Primary Schools was
conducted. A total of 130 Tamil language teachers from National Type Tamil Primary Schools were randomly
selected to participate in this survey. A questionnaire was built in order to collect required data. All 130 selected
respondents answered a four-level Likert-based questionnaire with a rating of 'Very Good' based on a 0.849
Alpha Cronbach's (AC) value. The data of this study was processed and analyzed using Statistical Package For
Social Science (SPSS) Statistical Package Version 23 (2015) software. The findings shows that the average
mean frequency obtained for all 14 purposes discussed was 2.58. In other words, the frequency of consideration
of the purpose of Tamil proverbs conversation among the Tamil language teachers from National Type Tamil
Primary Schools is on average, 'Occasionally'. The purpose of 'To teach students' was identified as the most
common purpose of Tamil language teachers in National Type Tamil Primary Schools. About 88.13% of
respondents successfully practiced Tamil proverbs with the specific purpose listed. In conclusion, teachers have
a positive perspective and attitude towards Tamil proverbs conversing practice. The implication of this study is
that it creates awareness among Tamil language teacher on how crucial their role in promoting Tamil proverbs
to the next generation.

Key words: Tamil proverb, proverb conversation, Tamil language teachers, National Type Tamil Primary Schools


 
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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar. THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 31-39. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5


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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar. THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=101968 [Access: September 14, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5


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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar. THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 31-39. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5



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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar. THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 31-39. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5



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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar (2020) THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS. JCR, 7 (19), 31-39. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5



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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar. 2020. THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 31-39. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5



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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar. "THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 31-39. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar. "THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 31-39. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5



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Kartheges Ponniah, Pathamavathy Pandi, K. Muniisvaran, AR.Saravanakumar (2020) THE PURPOSE OF CONVERSATION USING PROVERBS AMONG TAMIL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NATIONAL TYPE TAMIL PRIMARY SCHOOLS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 31-39. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.5