ERIC Number: ED091108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Final Evaluation Report of the Harlandale Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program.
Harrison, Helene W.
The program covers two Texas public school districts, Harlandale and San Marcos, and Southwest Texas State University. This report, however, deals only with the Harlandale Bilingual Education Program, which provides bilingual education for pupils in grades K-5 who have limited English speaking ability. Objectives 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. The project embodies several components: (1) development of and revision of curriculum materials for bilingual classes; (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 58 classrooms in the program, there are 1,700 children in grades K-5 in 7 of the district's 15 elementary schools. A majority of these children (99%) have Spanish surnames. 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)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Schools, English (Second Language), Mexican Americans, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Tables (Data), Teacher Education, Team Teaching, Test Wiseness
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: Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII