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ERIC Number: ED013029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 190
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REPORT ON THE INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES FOR THE BLIND, 1960-1966.
MACDONALD, R. ROSS
A DETAILED DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF AN EXPERIMENT CONDUCTED AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY FROM 1960 TO 1966 IN WHICH SELECTED BLIND STUDENTS, THROUGH INTENSIVE AUDIOLINGUAL LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION, WERE TRAINED TO BROADEN THEIR EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL. ALTHOUGH ONLY RUSSIAN AND THE TRANSCRIPTION OF ORAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE MATERIALS WERE TAUGHT IN THE PILOT COURSE, IN THE SUBSEQUENT TWO, GERMAN AND INTENSIVE COURSES IN SPECIFIC GOVERNMENT TRANSCRIPTION WORK AND TEACHER TRAINING WERE INTRODUCED. IN ADDITION TO EXTENSIVE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL, METHODOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL FEATURES OF EACH COURSE, THERE IS A DETAILED RECORDING OF THE UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THIS LEARNING SITUATION, INCLUDING SEMINARS, LECTURES, A TYPICAL LESSON PLAN AND EXAMINATION, BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF SOURCES, TEACHER TRAINING CLASSES, TRANSCRIPTION GROUPS, AND RESEARCH IN METHODOLOGY AND TEACHING AIDS. ALSO HIGHLIGHTED AND DESCRIBED IN DETAIL ARE AN INTERVIEW WITH A BLIND SPECIALIST ON TACTUAL AIDS, THE FINDINGS ON TEACHING AIDS CURRENTLY IN USE IN THE U.S., ENGLAND, AND GERMANY, AND THE USES OF SCRIPT AND ENGRAVED LETTERING GUIDES. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. School of Languages and Linguistics.
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