ERIC Number: ED215576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Developing Written Communication Skills in the Jackson Township Bilingual Program.
Lidman, Walter J.
This study reports on ways student under-achievement is being dealt with in the Bilingual Program of Jackson, New Jersey in grades 1-5. The study is limited to students in one school and was carried out during one 12-month period. It focuses on the following issues: (1) teaching methods which are best suited to solve the problems of student under-achievement in the area of written communication; (2) how general language development is related to the development of written communication; (3) the nature of the relationship between self-image development of written communication skills; and (4) children's reactions to methods developed in the course of the study. The researcher developed classroom techniques from literature on written communication and worked with 12 children in small groups or individually. Activities and techniques included reading aloud to the students, eliciting responses verbally or through art, tutoring, home visits, interpretation at parent conferences, and positive efforts to gain peer acceptance for children with language problems. The report includes comparisons of pre- and post-test results; gain/loss in grade level and percentile rank; personal reactions of parents, teachers, and students; and original stories and drawings of the children. (AMH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College. Figures may not reproduce well.