ERIC Number: ED329644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Remedial Plan: An Assessment of the Use of the ESOL Standardized Curriculum in New Instructional Model Schools. Report No. 9107.
Goodwin, Judy; And Others
This report assesses the implementation of a curriculum for Asian limited-English-speaking students in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), the staff development provided, and student perceptions of the program. Evaluation methods included intensive study of a random sample of 11 of the 32 sites, a teacher survey, and student focus groups. The following findings are reported: (1) teachers indicated the need for more hands-on training and demonstrations in the recommended approaches; (2) high percentages of teachers reported using most of the recommended approaches in their classrooms; (3) many teachers were not using the recommended Whole Language approach properly; (4) very few teachers used the recommended Total Physical Response (TPR); (5) the majority of teachers were using the recommended Cooperative Learning approach; (6) the majority of elementary and middle school teachers maintained contact with mainstream teachers, compared to only 26 percent of the high school teachers; and (7) students expressed the need to improve their pronunciation and speaking skills, writing, and reading comprehension. Statistical data are presented in six tables. The following materials are appended: (1) a list of the New Instructional Model Schools; (2) a calendar of professional growth programs; (3) a report on the evaluation of a staff development workshop; and (4) an analysis of the responses to the teacher survey. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.