ERIC Number: ED235921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Learning English through Art in the Elementary School.
A practicum program using art activities to help eight Hispanic immigrant kindergarten children learn English was developed and implemented over a period of 10 weeks. Rather than relying on one learning mode, program designers used activities to stimulate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile senses in order to teach color, relative length, relative size, number, relative amount, shape, and line concepts. A pretest and posttest were administered at the beginning and end of the implementation. Results revealed a mean gain of 40 percent in English vocabulary, a mean gain of 40 percent in command of the grammatical constructions of the English language, and a mean gain of 30 percent in English pronunciation. Students' total scores improved. In addition, staff interviewed at the conclusion of the implementation period commented favorably on students' improved oral language skills, visual-receptive skills, and social compatibility. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Some pages in appendix section contain light print and may be marginally legible. Practicum Report, Nova University, 1982.