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ERIC Number: ED098812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-29
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Bilingual Education, The Louisiana Story: Teaching French to French Speaking Children.
Delahoussaye, Hazel
A description of the St. Martin Parish French/English bilingual project, one of five such programs in Louisiana, is presented. Now in its fifth year of operation, the St. Martin project serves the rural communities of Breaux Bridge and Parks, in classes from kindergarten through grade 5. Detailed here are the project's policies on staff development, curriculum planning and implementation, and progress reporting. Activities of the Parent Advisory Committee, involving parents of project participants and other interested community members, are also described. The following four factors lending supportive evidence for the success of the bilingual education program in St. Martin Parish are summarized: (1) Studies show that approximately 85 percent to 90 percent of the performance objectives for both the English and French areas of instruction have been achieved by 70 percent or more of the students; (2) pre- and posttest comparisons reveal that bilingual education program students do as well as or better than nonbilingual students on achievement tests; (3) differences in grade equivalent scores are significantly higher in favor of bilingual education students; (4) the Bilingual Education Program has been strongly supported by members of the community. (Author/PMP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana