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ERIC Number: ED352857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-5
Pages: 16
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Video Tapestry: An Adult ESL Mini-Research Project.
O'Malley, Sharon
A 3-year statewide English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) video learning mini-research project focused on three main areas of televised and video-based instruction in Texas: literacy, adult general education, and ESL. The project described in this paper is a subset of the statewide study and concentrates on the impact of video-based learning when used for language input on language learning and student performance. The affective goal was to explore teacher and student attitudes toward video utilization in the classroom. A total of 175 students from varied adult education programs participated in the study, which used the program "In English" over a 12-week period. The following observations were made: students who received video instruction scored better on post-tests than those who did not; the more time spent on instruction, the better the students performed; student level at the onset made no difference; and "In English" is easy to use and integrates well into a classroom setting. Limitations of the research include the absence of randomly selected students and no control over the amount of time spent. Tests, forms, and checklists are appended. (LB) (Adjunct ERIC CLearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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