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ERIC Number: ED084516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 157
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Procedures for Developing Oral Language Facility in Children Pre-K through Grade Three: A National Survey
Yesulaitis, Mary Patricia Cronin
The purpose of this study was to make and compare recommendations for developing oral language facility in children pre-K through grade three. Three sources were investigated: selected writers in the field of reading, curricula sent by 32 State Departments of Education, and pertinent ERIC materials. Recommendations dealt with education in general, the needs of the child, the role of adults, actual procedures, and methods of evaluation. The following conclusions were reached in the three source areas: children should begin formal training in oral language earlier, classrooms should be arranged flexibly to permit a maximum of speech activities, and instruction should be individualized. Oral language training should be an integral part of all school subjects. The child is dependent on parents, teachers, and other adults for models of speech, for information, and to help expand his knowledge and use of language. The teacher must be a model of standard dialect for the child, and before the teacher can teach the child standard dialect, he must understand the child's home dialect. Criteria for judging oral performance in the classroom should be established cooperatively by the teacher and the children. (Author/RB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill