ERIC Number: ED158278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Scola Survey: A Survey of the Teaching of Language Arts in the Upper Stages of Scottish Primary Schools. Interim Report to Schools.
Gulland, Douglas L.
In 1974 a one-week survey was conducted to determine existing practices in the teaching of language arts in Scottish upper primary schools. A total of 207 schools participated. This report first discusses the background of the survey, explains the survey design and the ways information was obtained, and presents an example of the type of diary record that was kept by teachers to provide information for the survey. It then presents tables showing results of the survey with regard to activities involving reading, writing, language usage, spelling, listening and speaking, poetry, undifferentiated language arts, and all language arts. The tables indicate the percentage of all classes that undertook each activity during the survey week, as well as how much time per child was devoted to the activity; explanatory notes are provided for each table. The report offers a summary discussion, findings related to project work in the language arts, and a report of the frequency of use of various reading series. An appendix provides information about the pilot stages of the survey, the sampling, and the statistical methods used and lists the themes of class projects that were ongoing during the survey week. (GW)
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Class Activities, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Language Arts, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Listening, National Surveys, Poetry, Reading, Reading Materials, Records (Forms), Speech Communication, Spelling, Student Projects, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Central Committee on Primary Education.