ERIC Number: ED368212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging the Gap: A Sheltered Approach to Language Acquisition and Academic Success in Torrance Unified School District, Torrance, California. Fifth and Final Evaluation Report (1992-1993).
Kester, Donald L.
The fifth year of a 5-year, federally funded project of middle school bilingual education is evaluated and related materials are presented. The program targeted students with Chinese, Korean, and Japanese as their native languages. Evaluation involved visits to six school sites, structured and unstructured interviews, review of documents and records, and classroom observation of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, regular classroom teachers, and bilingual instructional assistants. The data collected were used to evaluate progress toward meeting specific objectives relating to instruction, student achievement, administrative functions, record-keeping, student attitudes and self-esteem, cultural events, curriculum development, and parent involvement. Results are reported. Recommendations for revision of program evaluation methods and program modification are summarized. Appended materials include student achievement statistics, samples of student work and photographs of students, and samples of curricular materials. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Chinese, English (Second Language), Federal Aid, Intermediate Grades, Japanese, Junior High Schools, Korean, Limited English Speaking, Middle Schools, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Teacher Aides, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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.
Note: For an early evaluation report, see ED 345 565.