ERIC Number: ED111224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
State Wide CODOFIL Program of French Instruction in the Elementary Grades, 1973-74, Evaluation Report.
Ghini, Costantino; And Others
This report presents an evaluation of the Louisiana state-wide program of French instruction at the primary level during the academic year 1973-74. Aims of the program were to show that: (1) a second language learning program is feasible, educationally sound, and can fit within the existing educational program while utilizing the present staff; and (2) the program will also develop communication skills in the individual's primary or native language. Further aims were to train elementary teachers to provide basic and uniform competency in French, and to provide opportunities for community members to participate in French classes. Measurable performance and operational objectives used to measure achievement of these aims demonstrated that language instruction contributes to learning of curriculum subjects and that listening and comprehension skills in French are improved along with oral proficiency and mastery of structural and lexical items. The inservice teacher training, community response to adult French classes, and various attitudes regarding the program were also evaluated. The impact of the program and its implementation were examined. Detailed information regarding the evaluation of each objective constitutes the body of the report. Illustrative data are supplied in the body and appendices. An educational accomplishment audit for the program concludes the report. (CLK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Community Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, FLES, French, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Program Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs
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