ERIC Number: ED317081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
E.S.L. Video Recording Project at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, Spring 1988. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Schlau, Beth
The English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) video recording project was designed to use student-produced videotape recordings to help 120 limited-English-speaking students learn to speak, read, and write English. Staff participated in a series of workshops on video program development and production techniques. Four classes developed video productions, and the parents of participating students assisted in prop construction. The program was evaluated through interviews with program personnel, classroom observation, and viewing of the resulting videos. The project met its staff development objective, but neither the instructional nor parent involvement objectives could be assessed. Program weaknesses include a late start and limited daily production time. Program strengths include stimulation of student creativity, confidence, and motivation, a positive effect on attendance in all courses, creation of a context in which all students could work together, and facilitation of ESL instruction. Recommendations for program improvement include administration of pre- and posttests of student language skills and addition of a video career component and related video editing equipment. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Film Production, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Student Developed Materials, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.