ERIC Number: ED055703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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House Bill No. 1: Special English Classes. Evaluation.
Maynes, J. O., Jr.
Defining the overall objective of bilingual education to be the integration of the child into the mainstream of American life while maintaining audiolingual skills in both English and the native language without losing certain aspects of the subculture, this report summarizes information from 19 school districts involved in special English classes funded under the Arizona State House Bill No. 1. Utilizing results derived from the Monroe Oral Language Scale for 16 of the 19 school districts involving approximately 6,000 predominately Spanish-speaking or American Indian children (grades 1 through 3), significant progress in oral language development during the interim between pre- and post-tests was found. Although no controls were used to account for maturation effects, it was deemed probable that the gains were due to the special English classes. Among the recommendations, it is noted that a uniform testing methodology be implemented and that the comparison of results between different school districts be avoided. Further recommendations encompass financing and program development. Two references and 1 table are included. A related document is ED 044 192. (MJB)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona