ERIC Number: ED177760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Follow Up Study on the Dissemination of Programmed Language Instruction. Final Report.
Ryan, Bruce P.; Gray, Burl B.
The report details implementation of the Monterey Language Program and the Monterey Plan, a systematic procedure for teaching language to handicapped children, in 16 sites. Data is explained to have been based on 136 questionnaires completed by administrators, supervisors, and language teachers; 109 interviews; and 41 on-site observations. Primary questions are said to have focused on how many language teachers still use the product, how well, and why they use it. Among findings discussed are that 63% of the language teachers were still using the program with a 90% accuracy. Characteristics of language teachers still using the program are described, as are characteristics of successful projects and of teachers who do not still use the program. Ten guidelines highlight such implementation. Considerations as provision of practicum procedure with real students, encouragement of individual teachers to make minor modifications in the procedure, and development of a responsive yet easy to administer evaluation system. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Behavioral Sciences Inst., Carmel, CA.