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ERIC Number: ED015021
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 23
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TEACHING A TEACHING LANGUAGE TO DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN.
OSBORN, JEAN
THE GOAL OF THE BEREITER-ENGELMANN PRESCHOOL PROGRAM IS TO GET DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN READY FOR THE LEARNING TASKS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BY TEACHING A TEACHING LANGUAGE. THIS IS DONE BY MEANS OF A HIGHLY ORGANIZED AND STRUCTURED DIRECT LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION DESIGNED TO TEACH THAT A SENTENCE IS A SEQUENCE OF MEANINGFUL PARTS. THE CHILDREN BEGIN WITH LEARNING THE BASIC POINTING-OUT, OR IDENTIFYING, STATEMENT. WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO MAKE A REASONABLE RENDITION OF THE IDENTIFYING STATEMENT, THEY ARE TAUGHT THE NEGATIVE STATEMENT. CATEGORIZATIONS, SUCH AS FARM ANIMALS AND WILD ANIMALS, ARE THEN INTRODUCED. THE CHILDREN LEARN THE VARIOUS AND PRECISE USES OF "AND,""OR,""ONLY," AND "SOME." THEY ARE NEXT GIVEN A SERIES OF TASKS THAT DEAL WITH VERB TENSES, VERB EXPANSIONS, AND PERSONAL PRONOUNS. WHEN THE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN DIRECTED THROUGH THIS COURSE IN BASIC LOGICAL USAGE, THEIR LANGUAGE ABILITY THEN PERMITS SOME PROBLEM SOLVING. RESULTS OF THE STANFORD-BINET AT THE END OF TWO YEARS OF INSTRUCTION INDICATE THAT THE CHILDREN'S IQ'S HAVE RISEN AND ALSO THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION TO ACQUIRE READING AND ARITHMETIC SKILLS. (CO'D)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Research for Exceptional Children.
Identifiers: Basic Concept Inventory (Engelmann); Bereiter Engelmann Curriculum; ILLINOIS; Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale