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ERIC Number: ED001693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE MIAMI BILINGUAL PROGRAM.
IN THE BILINGUAL SCHOOL, ONE OF FOUR PARTS OF THE BILINGUAL PROGRAM, NONENGLISH SPEAKING PUPILS AT ALL LEVELS ARE CLASSIFIED ON THE BASIS OF THEIR PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH AND GROUPED HOMOGENEOUSLY ACCORDING TO THEIR LANGUAGE ABILITY. ENGLISH IS PRESENTED AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. AUDIOLINGUAL TECHNIQUES ARE EMPHASIZED, BUT READING AND WRITING ALSO RECEIVE ATTENTION. A STUDENT ADVANCES ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY. THE SCHOOL BEGAN IN 1963 WITH SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHER TRAINING AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT. SIXTEEN GROUPS OF FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE PUPILS, HALF OF WHOM ARE NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH AND HALF, NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH, ARE INVOLVED IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAM. TEACHERS AND PUPILS WORK IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE FOR APPROXIMATELY HALF THE DAY AND IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE FOR THE OTHER HALF. EXCEPT FOR THE USE OF BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH AS INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA, THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IS COMPARABLE TO THAT OF OTHER MIAMI ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. OTHER PARTS OF THE FORD FOUNDATION PROJECT (TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 1965) ARE-- (1) THE PREPARATION OF LANGUAGE AND READING MATERIALS FOR INTENSIVE USE WITH CHILDREN ENTERING SCHOOL ABLE TO SPEAK ENGLISH OR TO READ OR WRITE IN EITHER THEIR VERNACULAR OR ENGLISH, (2) AN ADAPTATION OF THE LANGUAGE TEXTBOOKS (FRIES AMERICAN ENGLISH SERIES) ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED FOR PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN, AND (3) THE PREPARATION OF GUIDE AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS OF NONENGLISH SPEAKING PUPILS.
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Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Miami); Ford Foundation; MIAMI BILINGUAL PROGRAM