ERIC Number: ED345565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Gap: A Sheltered Approach to Language Acquisition and Academic Success. Third Evaluation Report (1990-1991). A Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Transitional Bilingual Program Funded under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in Torrance Unified School District, Torrance, California.
Kester, Donald L.
Achievements made during the third year of a transitional bilingual program for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean middle school students in the Torrance Unified School District (CA) are reported. The project focused on four goal areas: student instruction, staff development, materials, and parent involvement and education. At each of the district's six middle schools, the evaluation sampled the following: Limited English Proficient (LEP) students from each of the three language groups; three curriculum areas (English as a Second Language, social studies, and science); and sixth, seventh, and eighth grade levels. The findings suggest that the project met 89 percent of its objectives. It is concluded that more work needs to be done in the areas of inservice training, sheltering, and cultural awareness. Twelve tables supplement the narrative, and 15 pages of student work are appended. (LB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Awareness, Data Collection, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Language Acquisition, Limited English Speaking, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Second Language Learning, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.
Identifiers: Torrance Unified School District CA
Note: For first two evaluation reports, see ED 324 973 and ED 343 424.