ERIC Number: ED212145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
How to Design a CAI Course for Mexican American Migrant Students.
Franco, Sandra Maciell
This course design is presented as an example of a computer assisted instructional program for adolescent Mexican American migrants. Like other migrants, they suffer from poor socioeconomic conditions, language and literacy problems, and intermittent classroom attendance. In addition, the regular American course of studies does not appear to have any bearing on their present or future way of life. The four-module format for this course was chosen so that students could begin with the workbook and tape components (modules 1-3) covering very specific, student-centered objectives and then progress to the computer portion in module 4. The program illustrated here deals with the sound symbol correspondence of English and is designed for students who have limited skills in English. Listening and speaking skills are practiced and reinforced in modules 1 and 2; reading is practiced in modules 3 and 4. The contents and methodology of the four modules are set out in six tables with accompanying explanation. (AMH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Audiolingual Skills, Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Modules, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Migrant Youth, Program Development, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspective Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.