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ERIC Number: ED129087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Development of the SWRL English Language and Concepts Program for Spanish-Speaking Children (LCS).
Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
The English Language and Concepts Program for Spanish-Speaking Children (LCS) is designed to enable Spanish-speaking youngsters to succeed in the regular school classroom. This report presents detailed summaries of major studies in the LCS tryout and evaluation sequence. (1) LCS prototype tryout, 1969: Tryout is described, materials and procedures are identified and pupil test results presented. (2) LCS component tryout, 1970-71: 135 LCS lessons were tested, pupil and teacher feedback obtained and two variants evaluated. (3) LCS product tryout, 1971-72: Materials and procedures were tried; test results, teacher comments and pupil attendance records are presented. (4) LCS classroom observations, 1971-72: Observation procedures and data collected during the tryout are described; implications for revisions are discussed. (5) Development of LCS assessment measure, 1972: Design and construction of this measure are described. (6) Development of LCS placement procedures. (7) Follow-up of participants, 1973: Results indicate pupils' subsequent success in regular English classrooms. (8) Tryout of LCS training system, 1972-73: Reactions of trainers and teachers and later system revisions are described. (9) LCS quality assurance data, 1972-73: Summaries indicate high levels of LCS-instructed pupil performance. (10) LCS quality assurance data inquiry, 1973-74, confirms the program's effectiveness after commercial distribution. (CHK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Students, Classroom Observation Techniques, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Tests, Material Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.