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ERIC Number: ED020497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 23
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BASIC EDUCATION FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING DISADVANTAGED PUPILS.
OTT, ELIZABETH H.
A BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM HAS BEEN FIELD TESTED IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, IN CLASSES OF DISADVANTAGED MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN. THIS SOUTHWEST EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY (SWEDL) PROGRAM IS ALSO APPLICABLE TO TEACHING FRENCH ACADIANS AND NEGRO AMERICANS. THE STRENGTH OF THE PROGRAM, ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR, LIES IN WHAT IT DOES TO CHANGE THE CHILDREN. IT HELPS THEM BECOME "INTELLECTUALLY CURIOUS, PROFOUNDLY SENSITIVE TO OPPORTUNITIES AROUND THEM, AND FRIENDLY AND RESPONSIVE HUMAN BEINGS." BY TALKING FIRST ABOUT AN IMPERSONAL SUBJECT LIKE SCIENCE, THE CHILDREN GAIN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AND CONFIDENCE WHICH ENABLES THEM TO MOVE TOWARD LEARNING ABOUT SOCIAL STUDIES, AND HOW THEY FIT INTO THE LARGER WORLD BEYOND THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. READING IN THE TWO LANGUAGES IS INTRODUCED EARLY AND IS BASED ON WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED TO UNDERSTAND AND USE ORALLY. SUBJECT MATERIALS ARE TAUGHT IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH AT SEPARATE PERIODS DURING THE DAY. A DESCRIPTION OF HORN'S LANGUAGE RESEARCH PROJECT (BEGUN IN 1964 AND STILL ONGOING IN THE SAN ANTONIO SCHOOL DISTRICT) AND THE OTT STUDY (THE SPANISH-ENGLISH FLUENCY TEST WHICH WAS GIVEN TO CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN THE HORN PROJECT) IS FOLLOWED BY TEST DATA. (AMM)
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Identifiers: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory; Texas (Austin)