ERIC Number: ED028878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Language Training Program for Preschool Migrant Children.
Hagen, John W.; Hallahan, Daniel P.
The English Oral Language Lessons were developed by the Foreign Language Innovative Curricula Studies (FLICS) of the University of Michigan. The lessons were designed for pre-school children of Mexican American migrant workers with an emphasis on the structure of English sentences rather than on vocabulary. The study was constructed to test the effectiveness of the FLICS lessons. Two experimental groups of 9 subjects each received the FLICS lessons and were compared with a control group of 8 similar children who were in a nursery school program. The results indicated that both experimental groups performed significantly better than the control group and that the FLICS program did benefit the migrant children in terms of their language performance. Also, the study supported the conclusion that a short-term language training program could bring about changes in language performance of culturally disadvantaged children. (DK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.