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ERIC Number: ED012559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr-13
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EVALUATION OF SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN SPANISH FOR STUDENTS OF SPANISH SPEAKING BACKGROUND--STEPS IN IMPLEMENTING EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT (FOR SCHOOL INFORMATION).
LORETAN, JOSEPH O.; AND OTHERS
A PROJECT WHOSE PURPOSES WERE TO FOSTER BILINGUALISM, FORESTALL ANTICIPATED DIFFICULTIES IN SCIENCE, AND PROVIDE THE MOTIVATION AND COURSE REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IN HIGH SCHOOL IS DESCRIBED AND ASSESSED IN THIS REPORT. TWO SEVENTH-GRADE CLASSES OF SIMILAR AGE, LANGUAGE BACKGROUND, AND ABILITIES WERE GIVEN THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT PROGRAM IN ALL RESPECTS EXCEPT THREE. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP RECEIVED THEIR SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN SPANISH, USED A SPANISH TEXT, AND WERE GIVEN A COURSE IN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. AT THE END OF THE EXPERIMENT, BOTH GROUPS WERE MEASURED FOR PROGRESS IN SPANISH, SCIENCE, ENGLISH, AND STUDENT ATTITUDES. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE AND SPANISH WAS IMPROVED, AND THAT THE PROGRAM MOTIVATED THE STUDENTS, HELPED IMPROVE THEIR SELF-IMAGE AND APPRECIATION FOR THEIR HISPANIC CULTURE, AND BROUGHT ABOUT A DECREASE IN ANXIETY. INCLUDED AS PART OF THIS REPORT ARE A SAMPLE REVIEW PHYSICS TEST IN SPANISH, AND A DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH A SPANISH-SCIENCE TEACHER. (OC)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York); SCIENCE SPANISH PROGRAM