ERIC Number: ED043418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual/Bicultural Education -- An Effective Learning Scheme for First Grade Spanish Speaking, English Speaking, and American Indian Children in New Mexico. A Report of Statistical Findings and Recommendations for the Grants Bilingual Education Project, Grants, New Mexico.
Valencia, Atilano A.
The Grants, New Mexico, Bilingual/Bicultural Program reported in this document was designed to introduce into the first-grade curriculum the native language of the child. Ten general objectives of the program are listed, in which the overall objective is introducing or clarifying concepts in a child's Spanish or Indian dialect and then giving emphasis to the child's culture and native language as a means to reinforce a positive attitude toward himself and his cultural heritage. Sections are devoted to (1) description of program, (2) evaluation design, and (3) statistical analyses and findings. Based on the findings, the author recommends continuation of the district's English language program due to its overall effectiveness; continuation of the bilingual education approaches that include elementary grades Spanish language instruction, use of Spanish or tribal dialect for non-English-speaking first grades, and English-as-a-second-language emphasis for children with little or no knowledge of English; testing with a larger sample to establish conclusive findings on the cultural variables measured by the Cultural Sensitivity Instrument; and program continuance due to favorable support by parents. (AN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: New Mexico