ERIC Number: ED440217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Phonemic Awareness Education with an ESL Class. Action Research Monograph.
Barton, Anne Y.
This study was designed to include a segment of phonemic awareness in a multi-level English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom as learning progress seemed to be inhibited in part by a lack of understanding of the structure of the English language. A survey was developed and administered to measure student progress to establish a baseline. Students measured consisted of Hispanic migrant workers, Hispanic laborers from local factories, political refugees from Eastern Europe, immigrants, and visitors to America. For three months, the instructor included a segment of phonemic awareness at some point in each class session. The survey was again administered to the students. Results of the second survey were inconsistent, causing the researcher to call for further evaluation of the merits of incorporating phonemic awareness in adult ESL. (The instrument is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania