ERIC Number: ED045252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Early Childhood Program, San Antonio, Texas; Childhood Education. Model Programs.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
This booklet, 1 of 34 in a series on childhood education prepared by the American Institutes for Research for the 1970 White House Conference on Children, describes the Bilingual Early Childhood Program being carried out in the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, where more than half of the population of 670,000 is of Mexican descent. Major characteristics of the program are (1) a high degree of adult-child contact, (2) neatness and order, (3) the use of language as a tool of thought, (4) competitiveness and demands for big achievement, and (5) long-range goals and orientation to the future. The booklet also includes a brief description of specific areas of the program, a source of further information, and a list of locations of other programs. (EJ)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Programs, Language Programs, Mexican Americans, Reading, Skill Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE5.220:20134; $0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Booklet prepared for the White House Conference on Children (Washington, D.C., December 1970)