ERIC Number: ED217113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of 1980-81 Bilingual Title VII Program.
Kimball, George H.
Journal of Research and Evaluation of the Oklahoma City Public Schools, v11 n3 Nov 1981
This report presents evaluation results of an Oklahoma City Public Schools bilingual and multicultural education program to increase achievement levels and improve multicultural attitudes among Spanish speaking elementary school children of limited English proficiency. Results of English and Spanish tests of language proficiency in kindergarten to grade 2 who were tested on the acquisition of basic concepts considered to be prerequisites for language learning similarly showed significant performance gains. Teacher ratings indicated increases in students' positive attitudes toward their own culture and toward other cultures. Staff responses to questionnaires on the quality of inservice training and parent perceptions of classes in English as a Second Language for parents were generally favorable. In addition, parents expressed satisfaction with the bilingual education program for their children. Principals of the schools in which the program was implemented recommended that the program be continued, that new and updated materials be provided, and that further inservice training for teachers and aides be conducted. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Administrator Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Proficiency, Measurement Techniques, Multicultural Education, Native Language Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Reading Skills, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Public Schools, OK. Dept. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Limited English Speaking; Oklahoma City Public Schools