ERIC Number: ED191970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Early Childhood Centers. Final Evaluation Report 1978-79.
Feingold, Jeffrey; And Others
The bilingual Early Childhood Centers Program was established in three public and four non-public schools ln District 14 (Brooklyn, New York) as a response to the needs of children in grades K-2 with limited English proficiency. Participants were from Spanish or Yiddish dominant homes. The curriculum offered instruction in English as a Second Language, Spanish or Yiddish language arts, and dominant language instruction in the content areas. Other program components included cultural heritage instruction, staff development, and parent and community involvement. Program evaluation was completed using classroom observation, staff interviews, and pre and posttest data from the Stanford Early School Achievement Test, the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts, and the InterAmerican Test in Reading. Analysis of statistical data showed significant academic gains were made by participants in both the Spanish/English and Yiddish/English programs. Evaluation findings indicated that all program components operated well and objectives were met. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community School District 14, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; New York (Brooklyn)