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ERIC Number: ED088918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 30
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An Evaluation of the Communications Program for English Second-Language Students at Britannia Secondary School.
Edwards, Peter
A study was conducted to determine how effective was the Communications Program in providing special assistance to students who were experiencing serious difficulty with the English language. Forty-eight students were used in the experimental group at Britannia Secondary School and a further twenty-six students from Templeton Secondary School formed the control group. Most of the students participating were originally from Hong Kong. Pre- and post-tests were given in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The staff and students involved also gave their opinions of the service being provided by the special program. A statistical "t" test was made on the mean-gain scores in each skill area to ascertain if there were significant differences between the experimental and the control groups. The analysis of covariance was also applied to the mean-gain scores in reading. The results indicated that the Communications Program was having a beneficial effect on the development of positive attitudes towards learning among the students concerned. Sound growth in most of the English language skills was also obtained. A number of recommendations were made relating to the Communications Program and further studies of this nature. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Canada