ERIC Number: ED212146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Assisted Bilingual Education.
Friedenberg, Joan E.
Four aspects of computer assisted instruction (CAI) are treated: (1) an introduction to computer literacy and awareness; (2) guidelines for establishing a computer-assisted bilingual instruction site; (3) a description of some existing computer-assisted bilingual projects; and (4) identification of future needs. The first section provides a glossary of computer-related terminology, an outline of uses for computers in bilingual education, and a discussion of the benefits of CAI to bilingual education. The guidelines presented in Part 2 include a discussion of defining needs and objectives; acquiring equipment; acquiring and developing courseware; and managing, supervising, and evaluating. The existing programs in Texas, Illinois, Vermont, and Lima (Peru) are described in the third section. These are primary school level and include programs designed to supplement regular class instruction, remedial programs in various subjects, French and Hmong courseware (Vermont), and ESL supplementary practice materials (Peru). The final section discusses needs for the future in terms of a list developed ten years ago of the critical obstacles to CAI. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction
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.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Illinois; Peru; Texas; United States; Vermont
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives 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.