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ERIC Number: ED001756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 125
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THE USE OF TOYS IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING CHILDREN.
LANGDON, GRACE; STOUT, IRVING W.
A STUDY WAS MADE OVER A 4-YEAR PERIOD WITH 478 NONENGLISH SPEAKING CHILDREN, BOYS AND GIRLS, AGES 5-13, OF NAVAJO INDIAN BACKGROUND, IN GANADO PUBLIC SCHOOL, ARIZONA. TOYS FOR THE PROJECT BY THE 72 PARTICIPATING TOY MANUFACTURERS. FINDINGS INDICATE THAT WHILE THE USE OF TOYS CAN NOT BE CONSIDERED A PANACEA FOR ALL TEACHING ILLS, THEIR USE IN GANADO, FOLLOWING THE REGULAR SCHOOL CURRICULUM, SHOWS THAT THEY PROVIDED A BROADENED BASIS FOR LANGUAGE USE, BROUGHT MUCH NEW INFORMATION, EXPANDED VOCABULARY, CLARIFIED WORD MEANING, AND MADE LEARNING CONCRETE INSTEAD OF ABSTRACT IN EVERY SUBJECT STUDIED. TOYS CAN BE CONSIDERED AS VISUAL AIDS AS WELL AS TEACHING AIDS, THEY MAY SERVE AS LINKS BETWEEN THE TWO CULTURES, HELPING TO LESSEN BARRIERS AND OPEN DOORS TO NAVAJO CHILDREN. IMPLICATIONS SHOULD HAVE VALUE AND INTEREST IN AREAS OF NEW YORK, TEXAS, SOUTHERN FLORIDA, PARTS OF LOUISIANA AND IN MAINE, WHERE ENGLISH IS SOMETIMES THE SECOND LANGUAGE OF CHILDREN ENTERING SCHOOL. TOYS MAY ALSO BE USEFUL IN WORKING WITH PRIMITIVE GROUPS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: ARIZONA; Arizona (Tempe)