ERIC Number: ED056612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Elementary School (FLES) Latin Program 1970-71.
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others
This report discusses the 1970-71 school year Latin FLES program in the School District of Philadelphia which more than 4,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade pupils received 15 to 20 minutes' daily instruction in Latin from Latin teachers who served several schools. Primary objectives of the program were: (1) to introduce children to basic Latin structure and vocabulary, (2) to extend the English vocabulary of children through the study of Latin roots and affixes, and (3) to acquaint children with classical culture and its influence on the present. The achievement of pupils in these three areas was measured by criterion-referenced tests which contained items on Latin structure, classical culture, and English vocabulary. The 1971 V (Vocabulary) subtest of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills was used to compare pupils who had studied Latin with those who had not. Results of the survey are discussed with statistical data. Appendixes contain: (1) sample principal's questionnaire, (2) cooperating teacher's evaluation form, (3) pupil's questionnaire, (4) parents' questionnaire, (5) cultural information test, (6) word power game, and (7) an oral Latin test. (RL)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests, FLES, Form Classes (Languages), Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Latin, Objective Tests, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Second Language Learning, Standardized Tests, Structural Grammar, Vocabulary
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.