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ERIC Number: ED020050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 75
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Reference Count: 0
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LA LENGUA EXTRANJERA EN LA ESCUELA PEQUENA (FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN THE SMALL SCHOOL), A REPORT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL WESTERN STATES SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT STUDY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN THE SMALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
ANDERSON, MERLIN
A 1965-66 CONTROLLED EXPERIMENT AT THE FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE LEVELS WAS CONDUCTED IN SELECTED SMALL SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA TO DETERMINE IF SUCCESSFUL BEGINNING INSTRUCTION IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (SPANISH) CAN BE ACHIEVED BY NON-SPECIALIST TEACHERS WITH THE USE OF AUDIO-LINGUAL-VISUAL MATERIALS. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS USED WERE "LA FAMILIA FERNANDEZ" FROM ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION. FIVE OF THE 6 EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WERE RATED FAVORABLY IN RELATION TO THE CONTROL GROUP. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN THE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES AND THE CONTROL GROUP, ALTHOUGH IT WAS DETERMINED THAT ACADEMIC RETURNS DIMINISH AS THE COURSE PROGRESSES TO MORE DIFFICULT STAGES. THE EXPERIMENT WAS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE QUALIFIED LANGUAGE SPECIALIST, BUT SOUGHT AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO MEET THE NEED FOR A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM WHEN QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS ARE UNAVAILABLE. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Nevada Western States Small Schools Project, Carson City.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Ford Foundation; National Defense Education Act; NEVADA