ERIC Number: ED041062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Complete INCCA Report: A Bi-lingual Pilot Project for Foreign Speaking Children with Language and Cultural Conflicts to Evaluate Present Teaching Methods and Materials Under a Controlled Educational Situation.
Inner-City Committee for Action, Paterson, NJ.
The program of this pilot project, run from July 7 to August 15, 1968, included the following: testing participant children before and after the project, in both their native language and English; classifying each child into groups for remedial speech and English as a second language; testing of existing materials available from sources recommended by consultants from Montclair State College, to determine which materials and teaching techniques are most effective for future incorporation into the school system; orientation of the child to the community he now lives in; scheduled prepared visits to civic centers; participation in the regularly scheduled Inter-City Committee for Action Day Camp activities; and, the integration of activities in the Spanish language and culture into the program. Some 240 elementary students from schools with a large Spanish enrollment and located in the Model Cities area were selected according to need for the program's services. The overall program effects are considered most adequately summarized by the program teachers' evaluations: the program was considered highly beneficial. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Community Affairs, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Inner-City Committee for Action, Paterson, NJ.
Identifiers: Intercity Committee for Action NJ; Model Cities Program; New Jersey; New Jersey (Paterson)