ERIC Number: ED041528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Matched Classroom Approach to the Teaching of French in the Elementary Grades. Final Report.
Jonas, Sister Ruth Adelaide
The main purpose of this experiment was to ascertain whether or not the attitudes, motives, and language proficiency of children engaged in a long sequence (5-10 years) of foreign language study vary significantly as a function of interpersonal contacts, through the exchange of illustrated cultural dialogues, with peer groups who speak the target language and are bearers of its culture. A non-selective class of some 40 second-grade students participated during a three-year period from October 1966 through June 1969. This report describes the language and cultural exchange program for each year in terms of locale, slide and tape units, correlated materials, language content, procedures, related activities, problems, and results. The results and findings focus on the attitudinal changes in the experimental groups and a description of the instruments used in the evaluation. Sample materials are found in the appendixes; a bibliography and list of tables are provided. For the companion document see FL 001 917. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Images, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational Experiments, Educational Objectives, Elementary Schools, FLES, French, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Instruction, Language Research, Modern Languages, Social Influences, Student Motivation, Teacher Motivation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: College of Mount Saint Joseph-on-the-Ohio, OH.