ERIC Number: ED055686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report of the Bilingual Education Program: Harlandale Independent School District; San Marcos Independent School District; Southwest Texas State University, 1970-1971.
Hughes, B. E.; Harrison, Helene W.
This bilingual education program involved (1) bilingual classes in grades 1 through 4 in 2 Texas school districts (Harlandale and San Marcos) and (2) Southwest Texas State University, which served as the agency for training senior student teachers for bilingual education. Predominantly Spanish-speaking students from low socioeconomic backgrounds were taught in Spanish while English competence was being developed, thus making these students literate in 2 languages. Pride in the Mexican American heritage was also instilled. Curriculum guides for grades 1-4 and materials for Spanish language arts and social studies were created; methods to improve teacher and aide performance were used; community involvement was increased; project coordination was improved; and comprehensive evaluation of pupil and teacher performance was accomplished. It is recommended that there be special college preparation for teachers of bilingual education. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.; San Marcos Independent School District, TX.; Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.