ERIC Number: ED044023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Job Corps Language Program. Final Report.
Gropper, George L.; Short, Jerry G.
Tryout results indicated that a speech and language program developed to improve employability of Corpsmen accomplished one of its two goals; that is, it taught Corpsment the concepts underlying the correct production of standard speech and language patterns. The program consisted of audio tapes, notebooks with pictorial and verbal stimulus materials, and a record book designed for self-scoring exercises. It had seventy-five lessons, some of which were scheduled more than once for a total of ninety-five instructional hours. The final version of the program provides additional practice to achieve the second goal: to move Corpsmen closer to the goal of using standard English in situations (such as job interviews) calling for spontaneous speech. Specific problems of enunciation and grammar are given with before-and-after error rate. (MF)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Oral English, Phonology, Remedial Instruction, Speech Communication, Speech Education
American Institutes for Research, 135 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Job Corps.
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