ERIC Number: ED085457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Evaluation of the Fall River Middle School Research and Development Center Title VII Program, 1972-1973.
Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
This report presents the evaluation of the Fall River Middle School Research and Development Center, a project funded under Title VII of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Act as a model demonstration bilingual program, beginning in 1972-1973. The Title VII bilingual program operated at the fifth grade level in three schools with two bilingual program classes in each school. The program had an enrollment of 111 students--34 English dominant and 77 Portuguese dominant students. The product objectives of the Instructional Component focused on student achievement in the academic areas of mathematics and science; the production of Portuguese and English speech sounds and grammatical structures (oral and written); and the social interaction between Portuguese and English dominant students. The objectives of the Staff Development Component required the staff to increase their academic knowledge of such aspects of bilingual education as use of materials, evaluation, and instructional methodology. Staff training also included efforts to improve the staff's teaching methods in the classroom. Objectives of the Parent-Community component focused on the involvement of parents of participating students and of the community at large in activities related to the bilingual program, and on the dissemination of program information to the parents and the community. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Fall River Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I