ERIC Number: ED101574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation Report of the Bilingual Education Project of the Stockton Unified School District, Stockton, California 1973-1974.
Maffia, Armand P.
An evaluation of one school district's bilingual-bicultural program indicated, overall, that the Spanish-based students are receiving greater benefit than the English-based pupils. This might be remedied if more bilingual instruction were given. The program operates in two elementary schools, grades K-6; the report includes materials stating performance objectives and teaching methods for each grade in several subjects. Tables record students' achievement in performance objectives in each language. The instructional materials used are listed and evaluated; it is felt that greater sequencing of materials is needed. The teaching staff is gauged, and 36 of 38 classrooms had either a bilingual teacher or a bilingual aide. Parents, students, and teachers were questioned regarding their assessment of the program. Parents and teachers both felt more communication between them was necessary, and students were generally supportive of teachers' efforts to help and understand them. It was specified that the program managers should give more attention to curriculum development, sequencing of course content, organization of effort, and provision of personnel. The evaluation includes a summary and recommendations for the program. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Lab. of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: California