ERIC Number: ED355817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
An Inservice Training Program for Classroom Teachers to Help School Age Nonenglish Speaking Students Develop Language Skills.
Blau, Allan J.
This practicum was designed to develop an inservice training program for classroom teachers to help them better meet the needs of non-English speaking students, and to help the non-English speaking students acclimate and socialize with other students and to better deal with the problems of a culturally diverse, if not economically diverse population. A series of six inservice lessons have been developed that were administered to private school teachers, grades 3-8. Questionnaires were administered before and after implementation of the program. The questionnaires measured teacher attitudes toward non-English speaking students in their classroom, and the attitudes of the non-English speaking students to classroom learning. An analysis of questionnaire results indicated that both teacher and student attitudes changed as a result of the program, and that there was an increase in the level of academic achievement of the non-English speaking students. (VWL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Classroom Environment, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Non English Speaking, Private Schools, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.