ERIC Number: ED111223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
State Wide CODOFIL Program of French Instruction at the Primary Level, Evaluation Report.
Ghini, Costantino; And Others
This report presents an evaluation of the Louisiana state-wide program of French instruction at the primary level for the academic year 1972-73. The aims of the program were to show that second language learning is feasible and beneficial, can fit within the educational priorities of the Louisiana school system, and is valuable for both anglophone and, particularly, French-speaking children, who are at a linguistic disadvantage in the educational system. The performance and operational objectives used to measure achievement of these aims demonstrated that: (1) children are not harmed in promotional subjects by the program; (2) students throughout the state are affected similarly by the program; and (3) students in the program noticeably improve listening and comprehension skills in French. The relationship between oral proficiency and mastery of structure and lexical items was determined, as were the attitudes of parents and the educational community. Detailed information regarding the evaluation of each objective constitutes the body of the report. Appendices provide sample surveys and related illustrative data. A final section consists of an educational accomplishment audit for the program. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Authoring Institution: Ghini and Associates, New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana