ERIC Number: ED189894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Effects of a Bilingual Curriculum on a Selected Group of Ninth Graders with Regards to Attitude toward School and Self Concept.
Prewitt-Diaz, Joseph O.
A study was made of a group of ninth grade students to investigate the effects of a bilingual curriculum on monolingual Spanish (MS) students with regard to their self concept and attitude toward school. The research used one treatment group (MS) and two comparison groups: monolingual English Students (ME) and Bilingual Students (BI). The ME and BI groups were from a mainstream curriculum. These three groups of students were administered the following instruments: Self Esteem Inventory (Coopersmith, 1967), Self Appraisal Inventory (Frith and Nakimura, 1972), and the School Sentiment Inventory (Frith and Nakirmura, 1972) both at the beginning and at the end of the semester. The change between pre- and post-test administration was assessed by using an analysis of covariance for each dependent measure. The pretest became the covariate and the respective post-test because the dependent variable. The results of the analysis of covariance produced a significant difference in the dependent measure Self Esteem Inventory; the Self Appraisal Inventory yielded a significant difference between the groups in self concept; and the School Sentiment Inventory was statistically significant. The need for further research in secondary bilingual education and the importance of longitudinal studies are discussed. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Sentiment Inventory; Self Appraisal Inventory; Self Esteem Inventory