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ERIC Number: ED018303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-10
Pages: 3
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING SPANISH TO NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH IN NEW MEXICO.
PASCUAL, HENRY
A PILOT PROJECT AT PECOS, NEW MEXICO, WAS DESIGNED FOR TEACHING SPANISH AS THE MOTHER TONGUE AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PROJECT, 2 ASSUMPTIONS WERE MADE-- (1) BY DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE, SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN WILL BE BETTER EQUIPPED TO MAKE ADEQUATE PROGRESS IN THEIR STUDY OF THEIR SECOND LANGUAGE, ENGLISH, AND (2) BY DEVELOPING LITERACY IN SPANISH, THE BILINGUAL STUDENT WILL BE BETTER PREPARED TO COPE WITH THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM. FIVE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE--(1) DEVELOP THE LANGUAGE SKILLS OF UNDERSTANDING, SPEAKING, READING, AND WRITING, (2) DEVELOP APPRECIATION AND AWARENESS OF HISPANIC CULTURE, (3) BROADEN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES OF INDIVIDUALS, (4) USE A PILOT CLASSROOM AS A DEMONSTRATION CENTER FOR METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING SPANISH TO SPANISH-SPEAKERS, AND (5) USE RESULTS OBTAINED TO INITIATE CURRICULUM CHANGES IN NEW MEXICO. A LANGUAGE ARTS TYPE PROGRAM, BEGINNING IN GRADE 1 AND CARRIED THROUGH GRADE 6, HAS BEEN DEVELOPED, AND TEXTBOOKS, MATERIALS, AND PROCEDURES FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH ARE BEING UTILIZED. (ES)
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Identifiers: FORD FOUNDATION