ERIC Number: ED460616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Report for Project CLASS (Chinese Language Achievement through Sequential Study), 1998.
Project CLASS (Chinese Language Achievement through Sequential Study), a federally-funded program, introduced the study of Chinese language and culture at Queen Ka'ahumanu Elementary School (Hawaii), forming the foundation of an instructional program to be continued through middle and high school, to meet state foreign language standards. In its second year, with 11 months of instruction, 96 percent of participating students demonstrated mastery of stated performance standards in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. All meet the standards for cultural awareness and appreciation. The project developed a curriculum package in Mandarin Chinese for elementary school students, including a teacher's manual, student textbook, and student workbook. High-interest activities are used to foster acquisition, and the four language skills are integrated. Memorization of Chinese characters is emphasized. The report describes project activities and accomplishments, including evaluators' reports, and contains relatively detailed program budget data. Attachments include: newspaper article discussing the CLASS Project (Barayuga, Debra, "Soaking up the Mandarin.""Honolulu Star Bulletin," June 5, 1997); Evaluation Report materials from Ichiro Fukumoto; syllabus; class rules; progress report sheet; and program list of the "Lion Dance" performance. (MSE)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Federal Programs, FLES, Ideography, Language Skills, Mandarin Chinese, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Programs, Second Languages
Western Curriculum Coordination Center (WCCC), Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1776 University Ave., UA2-7, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-7394; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/wcccc.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Western Curriculum Coordination Center.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii