ERIC Number: ED183634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Latino Parents' Evaluation of Bilingual Education.
Walker, Maria; Ogletree, Earl J.
The data collected for this study of attitudes of Puerto Rican parents toward bilingual education were obtained from parents whose children attend schools in Chicago's District 6 having bilingual programs. A 39 item attitude inventory was developed and administered to 150 parents: 75 of them parents with children enrolled in a bilingual program, and 75 of them parents with children who were not enrolled in a bilingual program. Four independent indices based on grouping of the 39 questions were used: (1) parental involvement in bilingual programs; (2) parental knowledge of and training in bilingual education; (3) parental evaluation of the school's bilingual program; and (4) parental opinions of the purposes and functions of bilingual programs. Analysis of the data showed that there was a significant difference between the two groups of parents. Parents with children in bilingual education programs had a higher level of participation in bilingual programs; showed increased knowledge of the purpose of bilingual education; and played a greater part in the evaluation of bilingual education programs. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Illinois (Chicago)
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