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ERIC Number: ED186099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Project: Informal Learning Program (ILP). Final Report for November 1, 1977 to May 31, 1978.
Williams, David L., Jr.; And Others
This final report describes the development and field evaluation of teacher training materials (for inservice workshops) and elementary school language arts materials. The basic goal of the training materials, called Teacher Development Packages (TDPs), was to provide teachers with the information and skills needed to utilize games and informal learning activities in multicultural settings. The purpose of the language arts materials were to (1) develop methods of stimulating children's oral language, (2) increase reading and writing skills, and (3) promote multicultural learning through use of traditional children's folk materials for children in Grades 2-5. The Teacher Development Package for Grades 2-3 consists of four 2-hour inservice workshop modules which include skill development and practice through the use of simulation games, filmstrip presentations and discussions; selection of activities for enhancing cognitive and affective skills; curriculum planning and scheduling; and roleplay. The TDP for Grades 4-5 consists of two 2-hour modules involving activities similar to those mentioned above. The primary teaching strategy of the language arts units was to elicit from the child "childlore" materials to be used in classroom publications and dramatic production. Evaluation findings for workshops and materials are presented in detail. Project related instruments and materials are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.