ERIC Number: ED070346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
TESL: Antidote for Truancy?
Taylor, Harvey M.
Hawaii Language Teacher, v13 n2 p37-43 Sep 1971
This paper contains remarks concerning the accomplishments and problems of the English-as-a-second-language program implemented at the Kalakaua Intermediate School in Hawaii for immigrant students as they enter a new, American culture. One of the greatest problems faced by the program is deciding which sections of regular classes the newly arrived students should enter to help them most in their process of acculturation. A discussion of the negative and positive results of placing these students in faster, regular classes is provided. The program evaluation advocates personal contact with the students, a continuation of the individualization of instruction through the use of tutors, and a constant review of materials, methods, and the general program. (VM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, English (Second Language), Family Influence, Immigrants, Individualized Instruction, Junior High Schools, Language Proficiency, Peer Teaching, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Truancy
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaiian Language Teachers Association, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii