ERIC Number: ED362028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
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Project Class Revisited: Continuing Connections for Success in the Adult ESOL Lab.
LaFlamme, Kathleen McCardell
A project undertaken at the Gene A. Whiddon Adult Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida sought to prepare teachers, laboratory aides, and students for the introduction of new computer technology in a language laboratory, specifically for instruction in English as a Second Language. The project had three phases: (1) computer literacy instruction for ESL teachers and lab aides; (2) a supplementary series of inservice teacher workshops on adult learning, encouragement of student computer use, and assistance with teacher incorporation of new technology into instruction; and (3) production of a student manual, based on principles of adult learning and ESL instruction, to enable student use of the laboratory. The report describes the project and its implementation in detail, including specific objectives and results for each phase. Related institutional issues and instructional principles are also discussed. Analysis of the project's results indicates that all objectives were met or exceeded in each phase. Substantial appended materials include: a project timeline and objectives; pre- and posttests and skill checklists used for teacher workshops; evaluation forms; attendance data; statistical analyses; computer usage information; student survey results; and paperwork related to the project. (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.