ERIC Number: ED164727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Puerto Rican Parents Knowledge of And Attitudes Toward Bilingual Education.
Walker, Maria P.; Ogletree, Earl J.
One of the goals of the Bilingual Education Act, Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, was the involvement of parents and community members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of bilingual programs. A study of Chicago parents, some with children in bilingual programs and others with children in English-only programs, focused upon: (1) the extent and type of parent participation in bilingual program; (2) the extent of parents' knowledge of and training in the philosophy and goals of bilingual education; (3) parents' opinions of bilingual education; and (4) parents' evaluations of current bilingual programs. Findings and data presented indicate that Puerto Rican parents who have children in a bilingual education program have significantly positive attitudes toward and greater knowledge of bilingual education than parents whose children are not enrolled in a bilingual program. Recommendations are made for increasing parent participation and understanding of bilingual education. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Illinois (Chicago)