THE USE OF THE COLON IN THE STUDENTS’ WRITTEN EXPRESSION IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

  • Violeta Janusheva Faculty of Education, Bitola, Macedonia

Abstract

The reforms in the higher education in the Republic of Macedonia point out the students’ written expression. As members of the academic community and bearer of the society progress, students should beware of their written expression, primarily because they cultivate their language expression and contribute for protecting and strengthening the stability of the language norm. The punctual and orthographic marks have treatment as something secondary and they do not have the prominence they deserve. Yet they have relevant role in forming the text according to the orthographic norm. Thus, the paper examines the use of the punctual and orthographic mark colon. The research has qualitative paradigm (analysis of content) and descriptive design. The sample consist of written texts that refer to the colon in the Curriculum and the Textbooks for teaching the Macedonian language from first to ninth grade of the primary school and texts from first to fourth year of the secondary vocational and gymnasium education. The sample also comprises 100 written texts from students from first to fourth year that are studying on the Faculty of Education in Bitola. The data are excerpt from the materials that present the sample. The methods for processing the data are analysis, synthesis and comparison. The results of the research indicate that there is a need of revision of the Curriculum and the Textbooks, and a need for actualization of the correct use of this mark among the students in order to improve their written expression in accordance with the language norm.

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Published
2017-09-04
How to Cite
JANUSHEVA, Violeta. THE USE OF THE COLON IN THE STUDENTS’ WRITTEN EXPRESSION IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA. International Journal of Education TEACHER, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 5-13, sep. 2017. ISSN 1857-8888. Available at: <https://ijeteacher.com/index.php/ijeteach/article/view/3>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.20544/teacher.14.01.