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ERIC Number: ED313910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Increasing Linguistic and Cultural Assimilation through a Language Exchange Approach.
Agurcia, Joan Bundy
The development and implementation of a high school program bringing together 8 limited-English-proficient Hispanic students and 20 students of Spanish as a foreign language is described. The program's objective was to improve relations and decrease linguistic and cultural separation between the two groups. The approach used was multicultural, emphasizing cross-cultural and linguistic studies in Spanish and English. The four steps in program development included: (1) a survey of the class; (2) a test of cultural awareness; (3) merging the two ethnic groups in cross-cultural activities; and (4) evaluating student progress and program success. Results show that students improved linguistically and culturally, and commented favorably on the program. Appended materials include a Latin and American cultural awareness test, pre- and post-test scores on the cultural awareness tests and compositions, samples of cultural assimilators used in the program, and a student questionnaire. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova University.