ERIC Number: ED105005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Upgrading Language Abilities in American Samoa. ESEA Title I Final Evaluation Report, 1972-1973.
Thomas, Tom E.; And Others
This report discusses the background of a program funded under Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I, initiated in 1970 to upgrade language abilities (ULA) of secondary students in American Samoa, contains a description of its many components, summarizes activities and accomplishments for fiscal year 1973 displays feedback and evaluation data relative to program impact and lists recommendations for improving the program. ULA's design and program objectives were based upon several needs assessment studies conducted in American Samoa by educational experts in language learning and development, curriculum and instruction, learning theory, instructional media and teacher training. The design of ULA evolved through meetings with parents and community representatives that involved local teachers and administrators. ULA materials are still in various developmental stages and undergoing constant revision based upon formative feedback from teachers and students. 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. Some teachers report problems in using ULA materials. Some teachers use commercially available materials along with supplementary materials that they produce. (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