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ERIC Number: ED083612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 216
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A Study of Programs of English for Adult Speakers of Other Languages in Public Schools in the State of Michigan.
Mattran, Kenneth Joseph
Through a survey conducted in Michigan, this study attempted to provide information concerning the organization of and classroom practices in adult education programs in English for speakers of other languages. Administrators were queried via a mailed questionnaire about organizational aspects of their programs, and teachers were asked to provide specific theoretical and methodological information via a bi-partite instrument. Results showed: (1) 30 percent of the programs did not practice proficiency grouping; (2) in all but one of the programs students were admitted to classes at any time during the school year; (3) specific training in English as a second language was not required of the teachers,although most had some experience in this area; (4) all teachers pursued this activity on a part-time basis; (5) the oral approach and the direct method approach were widely employed; (6) a situation of methodological eclecticism obtained among the teachers; and (7) the programs most generally operated under the titles of "English for the Foreign Born," some under "English as a Second Language," and others employed a nomenclature implying educational activities for non-native born people. (Author/HOD)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University