ERIC Number: ED064461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-27
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report (1969-70), New Haven Bilingual Education Program, New Haven, Connecticut.
Cohen, Bernard; Promisel, David M.
The New Haven Bilingual Education Program had two primary components: grade K-1 and grade 2-6. Puerto Rican and Anglo students in the younger age groups had a daily Spanish lesson; Puerto Rican children were also given English as a second language (ESL) lessons. The older children attended their regular classes in the morning and were given subject matter lessons in Spanish as well as ESL and Spanish language lessons. The evaluation design for the program was modified several times due to time and money constraints; the evaluation as performed concentrated on the more traditional product evaluation as well as a description of procedures carried out to assess student change in the areas of language development and self concept and/or attitude towards education. Among the findings were the following: (i) there was management which seemed to be aware of the problems in the program and which would take steps to make adjustments in the program; (ii) overall teacher performance was rated as quite satisfactory; (iii) course outlines were considered more than adequate when supplemented by Spanish language materials; (iv) the dissemination program aimed at the Anglo teachers had failed; and, (v) no significant difference could be made on the student self concept scales. [The appendixes in this document will not be clearly legible, due to the print quality of the original.] (Authors/RJ)
Descriptors: Administration, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Language Skills, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Puerto Ricans, Self Concept, Spanish, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Test Results, White Students
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Haven Public Schools, CT.; Dunlap and Associates, Inc., Darien, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Connecticut (New Haven)