ERIC Number: ED091107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report of the San Marcos Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program.
Harrison, Helene W.
The program covers two public school districts, Harlandale and San Marcos, and Southwest Texas State University. This report, however, deals only with the San Marcos Bilingual Education Program, which provides bilingual education for pupils in grades K-5 who have limited English speaking ability. Due to parental requests, 19% monolingual English speakers were also accepted into the program. Objectives for Mexican American children are: to reduce their educational deficit by instructing them in Spanish while their command of English is being developed; to enhance their understanding and cognitive development in both languages; to give them the advantage of becoming literate in both languages; and to instill a knowledge of and pride in their bicultural heritage. Objectives for Anglos are to give them the opportunity to become bilingual and literate in two languages and to broaden their outlook on and understanding of languages and cultures. The project components are: (1) development of and revision of curriculum materials; (2) bilingual instruction in grades K-5; (3) staff development; (4) parental and community involvement, and (5) coordination of the cooperative efforts of the two school districts and the teacher training institution. In the 22 classrooms in the program, there are 625 children enrolled in the district's four elementary schools. Of these children 81% are Spanish surnamed. The eight recommendations cover such things as transferring pupils team teaching with monolingual and bilingual teachers, and test administration. Much of the data are presented in Spanish and English tests and tables. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: San Marcos Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII