ERIC Number: ED258476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
A Study of English Language Training for Refugees. Public Report.
Reder, Stephen; And Others
The final report of a study on the impact of English language training on adult Southeast Asian refugees in the United States summarizes the findings of the study's three phases, which include (1) a mail survey of local, regional, and state program administrators; (2) 22 program site visits and four community surveys; and (3) a six-month longitudinal study of refugees' English acquisition patterns. The report's introductory chapter outlines the study's background and methodology. The second chapter presents findings concerning program availability and participation (range of programs and services, costs and resources, individual refugee characteristics and previous language training, refugee employment, program exit, and barriers to participation). The third chapter discusses refugees' English language acquisition (effects of background characteristics, affective factors, program impact, and the relationship of work). Chapter four looks at the characteristics of English language instruction for refugees (teacher staff training and effectiveness, organization of instruction, and classroom instructional approaches and content). A final chapter presents the study's conclusions, and policy and program recommendations for federal and state resettlement administration, local program planning, curriculum and assessment materials development, and instruction. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adults, Asian Americans, Costs, Educational Quality, English (Second Language), Financial Support, Language Proficiency, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Refugees, Regional Planning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, State Agencies, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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 015 101-104.