ERIC Number: ED031111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
The Student's Attitude.
Smith, W. Flint; Hocking, Elton
Northern California Foreign Language Newsletter, v17 n68 p7-8 May 1969
An experiment in which secondary school French, German, and Spanish classes at a large comprehensive high school were conducted in three different kinds of classroom settings is described, with emphasis on student rating of machine-guided language practice. Classroom settings included (1) a conventional classroom with a few weekly half-periods in a broadcast or record-playback laboratory, (2) an electronic classroom, and (3) a control classroom where no tapes or equipment were used. A graph of the student ratings, generalizations about attitude trends during the year, and remarks about the results of other experiments with student attitudes and motivation are offered. For related documents see FL 001 379 and FL 001 380. (AF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Electronic Classrooms, Electronic Equipment, Experimental Programs, Experimental Teaching, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Research, Rating Scales, Scheduling, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Language Association of Northern California, Inc., Berkeley.