FMLY 1010 Lecture 45: Lecture 45
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Department
Family Social Sciences
Course
FMLY 1010
Professor
Christine A.Schippers
Semester
Fall

Description
R98729 Bilingual Education (274) More than 17 of Canadians can speak both French and English French immersion been successful some difficulty with English initially, but later on, indistinguishable By 15, French immersion students of both genders have significantly higher reading achievement, early immersion education have both spoken and written language skills but also aspects of thinking like improved selective attention on nonlanguage tasks Helps to appreciate other cultures, 200 nonofficial languages spoken in Canada Measuring and Predicting Achievement (274) Canada lack single education system because each province entitled to establish its own o Grades 610 provinces have common educational structure and content Council of Ministers of Education: development of common Canadian curriculum and national testing standards with measurable outcomes for English, math and science Types of Tests Achievement tests: test designed to assess specific information learned in school Based on comparison of an individual childs performance with those of other children in same grade Critics say theyre similar to IQ tests Assessment: formal and informal methods of gathering information that can be used for programming to improve student learning, no grades or marks are associated with assessment Ongoing process, encourage students to improve, be involved Evaluation: process of assigning a grade or mark to a students performance, representing the students highest, most consistent level of achievement over time Valid measure of his achievement in terms of performance against the provincial standard rather than comparing his performance with that of his peers in the classroom Theories of Intelligence: (275) Intellectual assessment in Canadian schools no longer used to assess students, used to identify student as exceptional in preparation for special educational programming Gardner theory of multiple intelligences (pg. 275) 1) Linguistics: ability to use language effectively 2) LogicalMathematical: facility with numbers and logical problemsolving 3) Musical: ability to appreciate and produce music 4) Spatial: ability to appreciate spatial relationships 5) Bodily Kinesthetic: ability to move in a coordinated way 6) Naturalist: ability to make fine discriminations among florafauna of natural world 7) Interpersonal: sensitivity to behavior, moods, needs of others 8) Intrapersonal: ability to understand oneself
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