ERIC Number: ED092640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the 1972 Bilingual Education Program, ESEA Title VII, Community School District 9, Bronx, New York.
Mobicentrics Inc., Bronx, NY.
This program, funded under Title VII of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965, was designed to provide an open learning environment in which students could learn to function in both English and Spanish. The classrooms were large and for the most part contained several grades which were divided into separate classes by means of dividers. The program operated with a staff of 15 teachers, 1 director, and 6 paraprofessionals for 365 students. The activities of the program included instruction in both dominant and secondary languages, culture and heritage, math, social studies, reading and language arts. The primary objectives of the program were: (1) the mean scores of students on various tests should significantly increase between pre- and posttesting; (2) teachers would attend preservice and inservice training in the teaching of language arts, math, and reading; (3) teachers would enroll in a bilingual education program at a metropolitan university; (4) academic materials would be developed and acquired; and (5) an exchange of materials with a sister school in Puerto Rico would be set up. The primary medium of instruction was the students' dominant language, English. There appeared to be a marked increase in Spanish as a medium of instruction over the year. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community School District 9, Bronx, NY.
Authoring Institution: Mobicentrics Inc., Bronx, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII