ERIC Number: ED086423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Final Evaluation Report: Primary Eskimo Project of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bethel Agency, Bethel Alaska, July 1973.
Orvik, James M.
The Bethel Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, has now completed its 3rd year of experimental bilingual education. Beginning in 1970 with 3 pilot schools and adding 4 schools the following year, 3 grade levels in 17 Kuskokwim River village classrooms have been reached by the Primary Eskimo Program. To determine the validity of this approach, an evaluation design was conducted over a 3 year implementation period. The 2 categories of instruments used for the present evaluation were: (1) academic--Yupik literacy and numerical skills; (2) linguistic--acquisition of grammar and meaning in Yupik and English. The analysis procedure used was the method of t-test for differences between independent group means. The results of the statistical analysis are presented in 3 main sections: (1) literacy skills, (2) numerical skills, and (3) linguistic skills. In each section, the results are generally described, followed by a brief discussion of the overall patterns as a whole. Program recommendations in the final section of the report cover: (1) instructional objectives, (2) math, (3) alphabet, (4) creative writing, and (5) English as a second language. (FF)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Bethel, AK. Bethel Agency Office.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska