ERIC Number: ED105004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Upgrading Language Abilities in American Samoa: ESEA Title I Final Evaluation Report 1973-1974.
Bell, Thomas O.; And Others
The purpose of the American Samoa program, Upgrading Language Abilities (ULA) funded under Title I Elementary Secondary Education Act, is to raise the English language proficiency of educationally deprived high school students to the point where they can successfully compete with native speakers in an English medium educational system unhindered by inadequate abilities in English. This report covers 1973-74 operations. All four high schools in American Samoa are involved in ULA. The program is administered by the Title I staff through the Secondary Division and the Division of Instruction. There are about 1700 students in the program, 36 teachers and 34 classrooms. Each high school has a teacher resource center for the ULA program. ULA students receive 90 minutes of instruction daily in addition to their other classes. The scope of ULA encompasses several broad areas: classroom instruction for second language speakers, curriculum development peculiar to Samoan students, special instructional materials for Samoa, and teacher training. Teachers are involved in continuous inservice training to increase their competencies to teach students who speaks English as a second language. Considerable progress was made during fiscal years 1973 and 1974 in designing a system for continuously assessing characteristics of the ULA program. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Samoa Dept. of Education, Pago Pago.; Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I