ERIC Number: ED258474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
A Study of the Extent and Effect of English Language Training for Refugees. Phase II: Classroom Observation and Community Survey.
Reder, Stephen; Cohn, Mary
The second phase of a study of the impact of English language training programs on adult Southeast Asian refugees involved on-site visits to 22 intensive programs in eight metropolitan areas: San Diego, Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Northern Virginia/Washington, DC, and Stockton, California. Programs represented a wide range of refugee resettlement contexts and approaches to providing English training. Data gathering included informal interviews with administrators, faculty, staff, and students; direct classroom observation; and household surveys in Southeast Asian communities in four of the metropolitan areas. The study's findings are both summarized and outlined in detail and cover the following topics: refugees' patterns of English acquisition; the composite refugee English classroom; teacher behavior in those classrooms; student classroom behavior; measuring student success; variables affecting student use of English; and relationships between teacher behavior and student use of English in the classroom. Numerous data tables are included, and data collection instruments and methodological notes are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Costs, Educational Quality, English (Second Language), Environment, Financial Support, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Refugees, Regional Planning, Second Language Programs, State Agencies, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Office of Research and Evaluation Services.
Note: For related documents, see FL 015 101-105. Appendices contain small print.