ERIC Number: ED030117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Where the Action Is, An Evaluation. Project 64-2.
Nearine, Robert J.
For two consecutive years (1965-67), the Hartford, Connecticut ESEA Project 1 furnished over 1400 non-English-speaking pupils with "expanded services designed to provide a substantial portion of the school population with a functional grasp of the English language." This population represented an estimated six percent of Hartford's total public school enrollment and was increased by almost 100 percent over the previous year. (This count excluded an estimated 279 non-English-speaking kindergarten and first-grade children removed from the Program because of space and teacher shortages during the 1966-67 year.) The Project, begun in early 1965, aims to provide non-English speaking pupils with oral and written English skills, and to provide the teachers in the schools most impacted with non-English speakers with the skills needed to teach these pupils effectively. The present evaluation includes a short description of staff requirements and problem areas. The summary states that preliminary investigations with the "Gates-MacGintie Reading Tests" showed evidence that significant changes in reading comprehension can be expected following a three-month cycle of English as a Second Language instruction. Appended is a summary evaluation of P.L. 89-10 Programs for fiscal year 1967. (AMM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford City Board of Education, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut (Hartford); Elementary Secondary Education Act