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ERIC Number: ED080985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 297
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Two Approaches to the Evaluation of Early Childhood Oral English Programs for Children Whose First Language Is Not English.
Lindfors, Judith Wells
This study discusses two approaches for the evaluation of early childhood oral English programs. The study is intended to assist teachers in selecting a program for students whose first language is not English. The first approach is one in which the evaluator examines a program in the light of his own intuitive, pragmatic criteria; the "Michigan Oral Language Series," one example of this approach, is discussed. The second approach, involves evaluation of a program in terms of an explicit set of previously established criteria; the "Oral Language Development Bilingual Educational Program" is used as an example. In this approach the criteria are established by first providing theoretical assumptions (taken from linguistics, psychology, and pedagogy), and from them deriving teaching strategies, which are subsequently rephrased as questions about techniques of particular programs. The merits of each evaluation approach are considered, and suggestions are made for further refining the evaluation criteria of the second approach. (Author/DI)
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