ERIC Number: ED240849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Question of Effectiveness: A Blueprint for Examining the Effects of the Federal Bilingual Education Program.
Orum, Lori S.
Significant attention has been given to the effectiveness of the federal bilingual education program, Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1975, although evaluations have often focused on philosophical issues rather than educational outcomes. Measures of program effectiveness have often been inappropriate for the goals, complexities, and limitations of the legislation. Some evaluations have been too narrow in focus, and others have been too broad for the program's resources and design. Studies of bilingual education program effectiveness must reflect the historical situation the program was designed to address, the limitations in structure of Title VII, and the variety of goals and measures of effectiveness for both students and institutions. These include: achievement in English and other academic skills; increased student persistence, attendance, and academic aspiration; enhanced parent involvement; improved program availability, efficiency, and support; and better testing. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII
Note: In Its: Perspectivas Publicas/Backgrounders, Number 23 Sep 1982