ERIC Number: ED056536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-27
An Experimental Study of Bilingual-Affective Education for Mexican American Children in Grades K and 1.
Andersson, Theodore; And Others
This paper proposes an educational study to determine the best way to educate Mexican American children. It suggests an experiment comparing the traditional approach, the English as a second language approach, and a bilingual-affective approach as described by the authors. The detail of the proposed program are presented, and the three language teaching methods are discussed. Teacher preparation and selection are described as are the criteria for school and student selection. The program is designed to operate through a scientific/democratic decision-making process where the teachers decide as a group on objectives, strategies, and assessment. The teacher's tasks throughout the year are listed along with details on the support they will receive. Criterion measures for testing program effectiveness are presented. Attachments to the main proposal chart the differences in instructional activities that characterize the three methods, provide time and scheduling rules and a typical daily schedule, list assumptions held in each method, describe an experimental research design for evaluative innovative learning activities, and present a theory of parent effectiveness. (VM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Ethnology, Experimental Programs, Language Arts, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Parent Child Relationship, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.