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ERIC Number: ED031464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
EPDA Institute for Bilingual Elementary Teachers and Teacher Aides.
Texas Univ., Austin. Foreign Language Education Center.
An 8-week summer institute was held at the University of Texas at Austin for native Spanish-speaking elementary school (K-3) teachers and teacher aides to improve their language and teaching skills and to increase their knowledge of language, culture, bilingualism, and problems of the bilingual learner. Under the direction of eight instructors and 10 graduate assistants, the 39 participants engaged in formal program activities which included classes in theoretical understanding of bilingual education, basic understanding of applied linguistics, basic understanding of the Spanish-speaking child of the Southwest, and the development of language skills; workshops in developing a method of teaching reading in Spanish to Spanish speakers, developing curricular materials in Spanish, compiling a basic reference library in Spanish, developing a diagnostic test in phonology, teaching in a bilingual situation, and learning methods used in existing bilingual programs in the United States; and periodic progress reports of the institute. Participants completed an extensive institute evaluation form in which they expressed their satisfaction with the institute. (Appended are two workbooks produced by a joint effort of teachers and teacher aides in the workshops. Materials developed include a Spanish vocabulary for grades K-3, representative curricular units written in Spanish, and a collection of games, songs, and dances for grades K-3.) (SM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Foreign Language Education Center.