ERIC Number: ED044585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Resource Handbook for Teaching and Administering Americanization Programs.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
Designed to help teachers improve instruction at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels for non English speakers and other foreign born adult students, this handbook contains suggestions and ideas for developing language skills and imparting knowledge necessary for good citizenship. Chapters cover objectives and adult characteristics, followed by teacher training and the recruitment, reception, and placement of students; common expressions, sentence building, and other language instructional content; content and vocabulary for citizenship and everyday living, including an extensive outline for history teaching; guidelines for teaching linguistic and citizenship content; initial preparations and subsequent lesson planning; using meaningful experiences and activities to enrich the learning process; and the evaluation of pronunciation, vocabulary, grasp of sentence structure, and knowledge of citizenship. A glossary, chapter bibliographies, and four appendixes (conversation drill, aids for teaching pronunciation, community resources, ideas for a program brochure) are included. (LY)
Descriptors: American History, Audiovisual Aids, Bibliographies, Citizenship, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Glossaries, Language Instruction, Pronunciation, Recruitment, Speech Communication, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, Vocabulary, Writing (Composition)
Publications Distribution Unit, State Education Building, Albany, N.Y. 12224 (free to New York state school personnel when ordered through an administrator)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
Note: Preliminary edition