ERIC Number: ED242452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
ESEA Title VII Bilingual Education Program, East Texas State University. Annual External Evaluation Report and Provisional Followup Survey, 1982-1983.
During 1982-83, the bilingual studies program at East Texas State University (ETSU) continued to improve at all levels, but especially at the undergraduate level in its attempt to produce highly qualified bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and specialists. Funded by ETSU, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Texas Education Agency, the 7-year-old project began in cooperation with the Dallas Independent School District but expanded to other schools. During the year, the program cooperated closely with other universities, educational service centers, the Texas Education Agency, and other ETSU departments. Both observers and students rated degree and endorsement/certificate plans and instruction highly. Graduate courses and courses in Spanish and methods received the highest ratings. Some undergraduate courses caused problems but only six received low ratings. Overall, the program showed improvements in instruction and degree design. Preliminary results of a survey of former students indicated they felt the program was strong, especially the Spanish, methods, ESL, and social studies courses. Their negative remarks were consistent with current student opinion. Appendices include the revised program of study, evaluation forms, and the survey. (SB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agency Cooperation, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Educational Finance, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mexican American Education, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Education
Development Associates, 693 Sutter St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102 ($5.85).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Dallas Independent School District TX; East Texas State University; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII