ERIC Number: ED340219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Project G.L.A.D. A Program of Academic Excellence. Language Acquisition to Literacy in a Multilingual Setting.
Fountain Valley School District, CA.
Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design), a model of inservice teacher training in which teachers learn to modify instruction to promote acquisition of English as a Second Language, is outlined. The model uses the whole language approach to language learning. Its development was guided by research in whole language theory; integration of content and language within the curriculum; the role of the first language in learning; the value of culture; second language acquisition; neurological organization and brain hemisphere functions; effective reading and writing instruction; classroom environment; heterogeneous instructional grouping; and language functional environment. The teacher training is accomplished with a team of two instructors who model peer coaching. Instruction includes several days of training in theory and research, observation of demonstration lessons each day for one week, a week of classroom practice, feedback and coaching, and the opportunity for further instruction to become a trainer. Appended materials include newsletter and newspaper articles about the program, a project description and supporting documents, and idea outlines for instructional units on endangered animals and early California history. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Inservice Teacher Education, Neurological Organization, Peer Teaching, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Second Language Instruction, Whole Language Approach
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fountain Valley School District, CA.
Note: Portions of appended materials may be marginally legible.