ERIC Number: ED217091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Project P.I.A.G.E.T.: Promoting Intellectual Adaptation Given Experiential Transforming with Hispanic Bilingual Five Year Old Children and Their Families. A Summary. Technical Paper No. 100.
Martinez, Jose A.; And Others
Project P.I.A.G.E.T. (Promoting Intellectual Adaptation Given Experiential Transforming) is a demonstration program to train five year old Hispanic children in the English language while maintaining their Spanish language skills. The instructional program is based on Piagetian principles which recognizes thought and language development as a sequential process depending upon interaction with the environment; child interest and self regulation; adult guidance; peer group influence; and play processes. The project comprises classroom and home based programs located in four kindergarten sites in predominatly Hispanic communities. Classroom programs aim to develop communication and awareness skills by developing social and physical knowledge, representational skills, cognitive/logic/mathematics skills, self and cultural identity, and role playing skills. Home based programs are designed to deliver instructional support systems to children and their parents. Project P.I.A.G.E.T. uses current research results in program development, implementation, and evaluation. The project incorporates a plan for replication by providing for information dissemination, actual site visits, staff training and technical assistance, program installation, and evaluation at replication sites. (MJL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Demonstration Programs, English (Second Language), Experiential Learning, Home Programs, Language Maintenance, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Program Implementation, Research Utilization, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bethlehem Area School District, PA.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Identifiers: Bethlehem Area School District PA; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Piagetian Theory