ERIC Number: ED065212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report for ABRAZO - Title VII Bilingual Project, 1970-71.
Owens, Thomas R.; And Others
Project ABRAZO, 1 of 5 speciality projects funded by the U.S. Office of Education under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, was designed to conduct research in areas of cognitive and affective learning generalizable to the 130 operational bilingual programs across the country. ABRAZO's goals were (1) to study the self-concept of Mexican American children in grades K through 6 and (2) to implement and to evaluate several strategies hypothesized to contribute to the development of a positive self-image in Mexican American children, grades K through 6. Operational components were established in 4 elementary schools of the San Jose Unified School District in San Jose, California. These schools service approximately 1,500 students in neighborhoods with a 50% or more Mexican American population. The study sample was 90% Mexican American and Anglo (12 Blacks, 16 Orientals, 11 other were included). This 3-section final evaluation report includes (1) a summary and discussion of the extensive data base established by collecting data from teachers, parents, and students in areas of organizational climate attitudes, self-concept, and student achievement; (2) an evaluation of each of the 11 ABRAZO components; and (3) a discussion of findings and recommendations of the evaluation with a view toward providing a constructive critique of the project. Four appendixes containing data on teacher in-service, the "Friend" component, and a separate classroom observation study related to student self-concept are included. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Jose Unified School District, CA.; Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.