ERIC Number: ED212160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Factorial and Naturalistic Observational Procedures in an Evaluation of Preschool Bilingual Curriculum Models.
Martinez, Steven S.; And Others
A methodological approach to evaluation is presented. This model attempts to integrate quantitative and qualitative procedures in evaluating the effects of bilingual/bicultural Head Start programs on young children. The evaluation was intended to provide information on the following: (1) the extent to which the curriculum models, once implemented, were meeting their objectives; (2) the feasibility of successfully implementing the models in question in more than one setting; and (3) the extent to which the models were greeted favorably by Head Start staff, parents, and lay community members. The evaluation model included parent and teacher interviews, data on parental background characteristics, child impact testing, and naturalistic observations. The data were gathered in narrative accounts, logs and inventories that were maintained over the course of the Head Start Year. It is argued that by linking observations and psychometric instruments to a particular set of phenomena, increased reliability can be achieved by allowing an in-depth examination of both process and outcome variables. (AMH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Naturalistic Observation, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Project Head Start
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.