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ERIC Number: ED016602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-10
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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ADAPTING A BEGINNING READING PROGRAM FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN.
MCNEIL, JOHN D.
A BEGINNING READING PROGRAM FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN IS REPORTED. A STUDY, SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LABORATORY FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (SWRL), DEVELOPED LEARNING SEQUENCES FOR A BEGINNING READING PROGRAM FOR KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS WITH SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHWEST REGION. EACH OF 21 10-MINUTE PROGRAMED LESSONS DEVELOPED WAS PRESENTED THROUGH A TAPE RECORDER AND VISUAL DISPLAYS ON CARDS TO SPANISH-SPEAKING PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. EACH CHILD WAS REQUIRED TO MAKE ABOUT 60 ORAL RESPONES DURING EACH LESSON. INSTRUCTIONS IN ENGLISH WERE GRADUALLY SUBSTITUTED FOR INSTRUCTIONS IN SPANISH ONLY AFTER THE CHILD HAD MASTERED THE TASK. THE CHILD WAS ALWAYS ASKED TO RESPOND IN ENGLISH. CORRECT FEEDBACK WAS PROVIDED THROUGH PROMPTING AND CONFIRMATION. THE TEST SCORES OF SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN WHO RECEIVED INSTRUCTION THROUGH THIS PROGRAMED ADJUNCT, WHEN COMPARED WITH THE TEST SCORES OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN WHO RECEIVED REGUALR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, SUPPORTED THE THESIS THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCREASE THE PROBABILITIES OF READING SUCCESS FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN AFTER CAREFUL IDENTIFICATION OF LEARNER TASKS AND SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES THAT ELICIT THE DESIRED RESPONSE TO PRINTED STIMULI. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 6-10, 1968). (NS)
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Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA