ERIC Number: ED066097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Measurement and Evaluation of Immersion-Type Teaching in Secondary Schools versus the Traditional Teaching Existent Today. Final Report.
McGowan, Sister Jean Patricia
This study is designed to compare "traditional" and "immersion" methods of language instruction to determine whether the latter is a viable alternative in four-year, secondary-school language programs. Both methods are evaluated on the basis of student achievement in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. The hypothesis tested--that the experimental group in Spanish immersion would achieve better in second language acquisition--is supported by all objective and subjective data. The report includes an introduction, objectives, procedure, results, conclusions, recommendations, and a bibliography. Tables of statistical data on student achievement are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Conventional Instruction, Educational Experiments, Educational Innovation, Instructional Program Divisions, Intensive Language Courses, Listening Comprehension, Modern Languages, Reading, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Spanish, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL.