ERIC Number: ED246659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Learning Centers in Elementary Schools, 1982-1983. Report No. 8418.
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others
The Bilingual Learning Centers in Elementary Schools program was begun in four Philadelphia public schools in 1982-83. The project's goal was to improve the achievement of limited-English proficiency children through work in bilingual learning centers containing materials and instructional devices for individual and small group work. Learning centers established at the four project schools were equipped to varying degrees by the end of the year. Use of the centers by pupils was associated with improved aural comprehension of English, improved reading vocabulary, and better attendance than the school norm. Learning center use was not associated with statistically significant improvement of English reading comprehension, mathematics, or word study skills test scores. Of the six original objectives, five were attained in full or in part. These outcomes are considered good because the centers had operated for only part of the academic year and without the full complement of instructional devices. Further progress toward the objectives is anticipated by the time of a reexamination of the centers' impact during the 1983-84 school year. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education, Elementary Schools, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Individualized Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Mathematics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Resource Centers, Spanish, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)