ERIC Number: ED065213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Lubbock Bilingual Elementary Education Program, Title VII, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Evaluation Report, 1970.
Ainsworth, C. L.; Christian, Chester C., Jr.
The objective of the Lubbock Bilingual Elementary Education Program evaluation was to determine the effectiveness of a bilingual (English and Spanish) program. Contained in this report is a general review discussing (1) the awareness of the need for a bilingual program, (2) the operational smoothness, (3) the staffing with bilingual teachers and aides, (4) the program approach, whereby all formal instruction was initially taught in Spanish, and (5) the curriculum development accomplished by the staff. Student progress was evaluated through use of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, the interpretation of tape-recorded interviews, a diagnostic test for sound problems, and the Goodenough "Draw-a-man" Test. The report concludes that bilingual education does show a substantial and significant advantage over ordinary education for bilingual pupils. Careful testing of the bilingual pupils in the future should show the rate at which transfer of knowledge to the second language occurs. Another suggestion is that since normal monolingual children would be, in comparison to the bilingual students, at a disadvantage, it might be appropriate to initiate programs to make the entire educational system at least bilingual. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lubbock Independent School District, TX.