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ERIC Number: ED032951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Spanish Program for Spanish Speaking Students, Merced City School District.
Merced City School District, CA.
The objectives of the Tenaya School, a 6th, 7th and 8th grade school in the Merced City School District, California, are to teach Spanish in homogeneous classes to its Mexican American students (50%) and to enhance their self esteem by stressing the cultural and academic advantages of bilingualism. The qualifications of a special teacher needed to carry out the pilot program and to work with consultants are outlined. Proposed methods of evaluating the program are given. The Tenaya Spanish Program and curriculum, and the materials and resources used are discussed. Included is a report on the placement test used for grouping 180 Spanish-speaking students and a brief description of the program as viewed by a consultant. The final report submitted to the State Department of Education is emphasized. A breakdown of costs involved is also given. Copies of the Spanish Placement Test and the Spanish Placement Questionnaire conclude the document. (CM)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Basic Skills, Bilingualism, Core Curriculum, Cultural Background, Demonstration Programs, Dropouts, Equivalency Tests, Junior High School Students, Language Skills, Mexican Americans, Program Development, Self Esteem, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Tenaya School, 760 West 8th Street, Merced, California 95340 ($1.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
Authoring Institution: Merced City School District, CA.