ERIC Number: ED041289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
English in the Junior Stage (EPAL).
School Research (Swedish National Board of Education Newsletter), June 1970
This document reports on a current project of the Institute of Education at the Uppsala School of Education, designed to evaluate the effects of extending English instruction in Swedish schools into the initial school years. Swedish schools presently offer an average of 3.5 hours per week of English in school years 4 to 9, a total average of 21 hours per week over the primary school years. The project here described aims to study the effects of (1) distributing these 21 hours among school years 1 to 9, and (2) increasing the total number of hours markedly (to about 30), concentrating these additional hours on the lower school years, especially the second and third. It is intended to measure the effects of such a program in terms of cognitive, psychomotor and affective functions in English and other subjects, especially Swedish and Mathematics. The present progress report concentrates on the selection of the experimental groups, the tests used to measure the effects of the language program, and project plans for the immediate future. (FWB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Experimental Groups, FLES, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Maturity Tests, Performance Tests, Research Projects, Teacher Education
National Board of Education, Bureau L4, 104 22 Stockholm 22, Sweden
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Uppsala Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.