ERIC Number: ED033338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Improvement Program in English Language Skills for Schools of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Final Report.
Porter, M. Roseamonde
The study reported here was carried on under a Curriculum Research Grant from the U.S. Office of Education to the University of Hawaii from November 1966 to June 1969. The Education Department of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands jointly sponsored the English curriculum research and development. Objectives were to evaluate the current status of English (as a second language) instruction and proficiency in aural comprehension, speech, reading, and writing for Micronesian pupils and teachers in the Ponape District in Grades 1-12, and to develop instructional materials and sequential curriculum for an audiolingual approach to language learning, basing curriculum and methodology on an analysis of key English structures and on problems in learning English communication skills in the Ponape District. This document, a detailed report of the study, consists of the following: (1) a summary of the project; (2) background information; (3) a review of recent literature and research related to language learning; (4) a current status study; (5) methods and materials; (6) findings and analysis of pre- and post-testing; and (7) conclusions and recommendations. References, a bibliography, and appendixes containing administrative directives, questionnaires, summaries of reading and TESL seminars, proficiency tests, corpus, and tables conclude the report. (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Equivalency Tests, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Material Development, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Testing
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Micronesia; Pacific Trust Territory (Ponape); Ponapean