ERIC Number: ED434181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
School Readiness Language Development Program: A Teacher Survey Report. Publication No. 701, Part C.
Padi-Sandamela, Ambition; Maddahian, Ebrahim
The School Readiness Language Development Program (SRLDP) is one of several programs developed in response to a court order to racially integrate the Los Angeles Unified School District (California). The program, developed for schools with high proportions of minority students, includes oral language development opportunities for 4 year-olds, a payment education component to enhance parenting skills, and staff development. Teachers were surveyed about the effectiveness of the program on their students' achievement. This summary presents results of the teacher survey, completed by 119 teachers from 88 schools. Most SRLDP teachers have solid teaching experience. Overall, they are highly satisfied with the workshops provided for staff development and very satisfied with the instructional program components they use in their programs. More than half of the teachers used literature, poetry, stories, and journals for all students, and more than half used oral language and English-as-a-Second-Language activities. A major obstacle teachers encountered was the lack of cooperation from parents. A small minority of teachers were overwhelmed by mandated reports and concerned about the lack of administrative support at the school site. Other major obstacles were the lack of classroom centers and convenient bathroom facilities. Recommendations are made for program continuation and improvement. Appendixes contain the tables and the teacher survey. (Contains 14 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.