ERIC Number: ED058364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-25
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Teaching English as a Second Language in the Public Schools.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
During the academic year 1968-69, the ESEA Title I sponsored "Teaching English as a Second Language in the Public Schools" (in the New York City Board of Education) was in its second of a projected three year program. The programs under this grant which are being considered in this evaluation are the Pilot Projects Using Linguistically-Oriented Materials and the Reception Class Project (Non-English). The focus for the former is on a linguistic approach to the teaching of beginning reading and, for the latter, on teaching English to non-English speaking pupils (especially new arrivals from Puterto Rico) on helping them adjust to school life, and on teaching the basic skills. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the effectivness of the teaching and learning situation as it involved the cited programs and to determine the effectiveness of the materials themselves with reference to the particular group of students with whom they were being used, namely students of English as a Second Language. Since such standardized tests as the Metropolitan Reading Tests are of doubtful validity when used with non-native speakers of English because of the linguistic problems involved, it was decided that no normalized instruments would be used during the second year of the evaluation. The basic data was provided by interviewing program personnel, questionnaires for the teachers, and an intensive analysis of the text materials used in the programs. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)