ERIC Number: ED056595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for First Year Experimental Language Development Program: Book One.
Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).
This handbook is a guide to a compensatory language program designed for young, Australian, aboriginal children during their first year at school. It is the result of recent research which shows that reading retardation characteristic of aboriginal children may well be associated with the fact that their linguistic system differs from that in the reading texts. The major aim of the program is to help children develop facility in the use of the language structures of standard English. The handbook discusses the role of language in development, aims of the program, guidelines, and main aspects. The program is designed to occupy the entire school day for the whole school year. It is concerned with four basic problems: oral language patterns of standard English; reading and writing skills; perceptual skills (listening, looking, touching); problem solving and critical thinking. These considerations are interwoven through seven learning units or blocks of activities and suggested plans. Details on the first three units are provided in the handbook along with suggested daily programs, materials, and methods. (VM)
Descriptors: Activities, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Cultural Differences, Experimental Programs, Grade 1, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Linguistic Competence, Nonstandard Dialects, Oral English, Perceptual Development, Program Design, Program Development, Reading Ability, Self Concept, Sociolinguistics, Standard Spoken Usage, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).