ERIC Number: ED067182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education Project, Santa Clara County, California. Final Report, 1972.
Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.
The Spanish Dame Bilingual Education Project, located in Santa Clara County, California, served 190 children who came from homes where the primary language was Spanish and who resided within the target area schools of the Alum Rock School District. The objectives of the preschool project were (1) to demonstrate a home-teaching procedure designed to improve the concept formation and language development environment of 80 children, ages 3-4; (2) to train 16 women from the community as home tutors; and (3) to give training to the mothers of the project children for improvement of their teaching techniques with their own children. The in-school project, for children in grades K-2, attempted to improve their language skills in Spanish and to provide a basic level of fluency in English. Some topics discussed are the training of paraprofessionals as home tutors; the development of a 1st and 2nd year curriculum in English and Spanish with the activities taught in Spanish; the instructional equipment and materials used; the parent-community involvement; the responsibilities of the project manager, preschool coordinator, in-school coordinator, and community resource assistant; and the implementation of a home intervention program, to include funding, personnel, training center, fringe benefits, substitutes, and evaluation instruments. (HBC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.