ERIC Number: ED052441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Oral English Development among Non-English Speaking, Spanish-Speaking American Adults Based on Thirty Innovative Video Programs and Related Paper/Pencil Lessons.
Valencia, Atilano A.
The 1970-1971 field testing of the Adult Basic Education Empleen Ingles video programs and paper and pencil lessons was undertaken to provide answers to several questions. These questions concerned: (1) the instructional effectiveness of the 30 video programs and pen and pencil lessons; (2) the two programs as single or dual instructional media; (3) target population attitudes toward English usage and video program characters; and (4) learning retention among program participants subsequent to a time period following the final program exposure. Findings of the field testing show: (1) the Empleen Ingles Video Program and Paper/Pencil Lessons produce dramatic and significant gains in English comprehension, usage, and vocabulary; (2) a combination of the programs produce greater learning effects than does a single instructional medium; (3) the target population perceived the video program in a favorable light; and (4) the degree of English proficiency 20 days after program exposure remained significantly higher as compared with pretest scores. It is recommended that: (1) a dissemination plan be conceptualized and implemented to provide the target population with these instructional programs; and (2) consideration be given to continuing the development of the Empleen Ingles series until 100 or 150 video programs have been completed. (DB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.