ERIC Number: ED061348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Language Development Component; Primary Unit 1970-71. Evaluation Report.
Brierly, Miriam G.; Robinson, Barbara
The Primary Language Development Component, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, served 3150 pupils, kindergarten through grade three. The purpose of the Columbus Public Schools in planning the language component was based on the assumption that the language of disadvantaged children prevents their dealing successfully with the school program. The Language Development Component was designed to extend the communicating skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing so that component participants might attain the educational level appropriate for children of their age and grade level. The program was implemented directly through special instructional services and activities in the language skill areas. Other efforts to achieve the program goal were directed toward home and parent involvement, and toward in-service programs for component teachers. Language development units established in eligible elementary schools consisted of three or four regular kindergarten or primary classroom teachers and one language development teacher. Each unit served up to 35 children, for approximately 60 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Two to four such units functioned in each school. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Ohio