ERIC Number: ED236908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Language Arts through Latin, 1980-1981. Report Number 8305.
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others
The effect of the "Language Arts through Latin" project on teacher participation in college courses and subsequent pupil performance was investigated. The goal of the project was to prepare non-Latin teachers to provide the benefits of a Latin program to intermediate and secondary students who did not receive formal Latin instruction. It was expected that exposure to Latin would improve students' English reading and language arts skills. Participating teachers were provided with curriculum materials, staff development activities, and contacts with experienced Latin teachers. Of 60 participants, 32 successfully completed college courses offered under the program. Teacher participation was positively associated with improved student performance on two of four reading and language arts tests. However, higher teacher grades in the college course were unexpectedly associated with poorer student performance. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.