ERIC Number: ED071795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Evaluation Report of the Bilingual Education Program. Harlandale Independent School District, San Marcos Independent School District, Southwest Texas State University. 1971-72.
Harrison, Helene W.
Bilingual classes in grades K-5 in the San Marcos and Harlandale (Texas) school districts comprise this bilingual education program. Most of the pupils come from Spanish-speaking homes with low socioeconomic-educational background; however, a certain proportion of the San Marcos pupils are Anglos. Program objectives include preventing educational retardation in the Mexican American child by teaching him in Spanish while competence in English is being developed to the point where it is sufficient to carry the educational burden, endowing him with literacy in 2 languages, and instilling in him knowledge of and pride in his heritage. Objectives for the Anglo child include broadening his outlook and developing in him an appreciation of multicultural contributions to our society. The evaluation design includes use of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (Spanish and English version), the Metropolitan Achievement Tests, and the Spanish Serie Interamericana Reading Tests, as well as local tests of behavioral objectives stated in the curriculum guides. The test results are presented in tabular form. Teacher and teacher-aide evaluation measures include pretests and posttests for preservice and inservice training, verbal interaction analyses, and rating forms completed by coordinators, principals, and teachers. Eighteen recommendations are specified at the end of this report. The appendix consists of samples of the evaluation forms used. Related documents are ED 023 508 and ED 026 158. (NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.; San Marcos Independent School District, TX.; Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.
Identifiers - Location: Texas