ERIC Number: ED028677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of the Use of Foreign Languages in Teaching Academic Subjects. A Research Contribution to Educational Planning.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Educational Research.
Designed to ascertain whether advanced students could apply language skills acquired through a minimum of three years of study to a practical purpose such as an academic subject, this report describes and evaluates a 2-year research project involving the teaching of history in French or Spanish in a number of Virginia high schools. Following a discussion of the study problem, development, and objectives, and a description of the experimental design, this document places major emphasis on the summarization and analysis of data obtained from (1) teacher, student, and consultant evaluations, (2) experimental and control group grades, and (3) pre- and post-test scores on the Modern Language Association and World History Tests. In the two final sections, relationships are drawn between the study objectives and results, and the status of continuing, current, and future interest in teaching another subject in a foreign language is cited. Included in the three appendixes are a copy of the teacher evaluation sheet and lists of those who assisted in the study. (AF)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Objectives, Evaluative Thinking, Experimental Programs, French, History Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Research, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Projects, Second Language Learning, Secondary School Students, Spanish, Tables (Data), Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Educational Research.
Identifiers: Alexandria; Richmond; Virginia; Virginia (Arlington County); Virginia (Fairfax County)