ERIC Number: ED067197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report for the Santa Clara County Bilingual/Bicultural Education Project (Spanish Dame School Project).
Owens, Thomas R.; Hernandez, Rebecca F.
Detailed descriptions of (1) evaluation of instructional objectives, (2) curriculum development, (3) staff development, (4) community/parent involvement, and (5) project management are presented in this final evaluation report. The sample for this study consisted of bilingual students in 3 groups: 80 preschool children, 2 kindergarten classes, and 1 first grade class. The project classes were compared with characteristically similar children not in a bilingual program. The instruments used to assess children's performance were the Test of English Grammar and Vocabulary, the Bettye Caldwell Cooperative Preschool Inventory Test, the Vocabulary and Concept Comprehension Test, the Cultural Esteem Index, a modification of the Children's Self-Concept Index, and the Cooperative Primary Test. Sixteen distinct objectives of the program were evaluated. Conclusions based on the evaluation were that the Spanish Dame School Project has achieved an outstanding record in teaching English and Spanish to the preschool, kindergarten, and first grade children who have participated; that the project has demonstrated its ability to equal or exceed traditional school programs in school readiness, reading and mathematics; and that the parents of participating children actively supported the project. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.