ERIC Number: ED342246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Listen, Practice, Converse: A Communication Approach to Second Language Acquisition in the Torrance Unified School District. (A Japanese and Korean Bilingual Program Funded under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.) First Annual Evaluation Report.
A series of main goals and a number of secondary objectives for the Torrance School District (California) bilingual education program are outlined and their attainment assessed. The objectives apply specifically to Japanese and Korean students of limited English proficiency in four elementary schools. The goals envision the following outcomes: increased English language proficiency among program participants; reclassification of students as fully English proficient after instruction with the natural language approach; increased self-esteem through participation in a minimum number of cultural events; development of a continuum of language learning for the natural language approach; development and acquisition of instructional materials in reading and language arts; development and evaluation of testing materials; development of parent education materials; increased parent awareness of and participation in school activities; instructional staff inservice training in the natural approach to second language acquisition; and employment of a part-time resource teacher to coordinate activities. For secondary objectives, specific implementation activities and outcomes are noted. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Japanese, Korean, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Limited English Speaking, Material Development, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Evaluation, Self Esteem, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, Student Participation, Student Placement, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA. Div. of Evaluation, Attendance, and Pupil Services.