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ERIC Number: ED172514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 317
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Ukrainian-English Bilingual Program, 1976-1977.
Ewanyshyn, Eugene
An evaluation study is presented of a primary grades Ukrainian-English bilingual program. The study focuses on three areas: (1) pupil academic achievement; (2) pupil cultural achievement; and (3) the perceptions of relevant groups concerning the bilingual program. One hundred forty-eight students in grades one, two, and three were matched with control groups on the following variables: grade, sex, age, primary mental ability score, and socio-economic status. The major findings indicated that student achievement in the bilingual program matched that of students in the regular program in English language arts and mathematics. Test results and perceptions of teachers and parents showed that students made significant progress in learning the Ukrainian language and understanding Ukrainian culture. Parents and teachers indicated that program objectives were generally appropriate and were being achieved to a large extent. Teachers expressed a need for further in-service training and for additional curricular and instructional materials. A majority of parents indicated that instruction in Ukrainian should continue beyond the primary level and that some subjects could be taught in that language. A discussion of the implications of the study and suggestions for further research concludes the study. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs