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ERIC Number: ED258474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 352
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.