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ERIC Number: ED002516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-May
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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OPENING THE DOOR, THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.
BLOSSOM, GRACE; WEBB, MARY M.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A CHILD'S LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND A STIMULATING CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT IS DISCUSSED. A PROGRAM FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PRESCHOOL CHILDREN ENABLES THESE CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR TEACHERS IN THE FIRST GRADE. THE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF 400 BASIC ENGLISH WORDS TAUGHT IN A 6- OR 8-WEEK PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING ENTRY INTO THE FIRST GRADE. A LIST AND DISCUSSION OF EFFECTIVE CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR BILINGUAL STUDENTS IS PRESENTED. THE CAREERS FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATION PROGRAM COMBATS THE DROPOUT PROBLEM AMONG CHILDREN FROM THE LOW ECONOMIC AREA IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. THIS PROGRAM MOTIVATES MEXICAN-AMERICANS, NEGROES, AND ANGLO-AMERICANS. ENGINEERS, NURSES, AND LAWYERS VISIT THE STUDENTS, STUDENTS VISIT FACTORIES, HOSPITALS, AND THE COURTHOUSE. FUNDS ARE SUPPLIED TO THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO BUY BOOKS. REAL EXPERIENCES PROVIDE MORE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENGLISH WORDS THAN DO PICTURES OR DESCRIPTIONS. BILINGUAL CHILDREN MUST BECOME INVOLVED IN SUCH REAL EXPERIENCES AS WASHING HANDS AND CONVERSING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA