ERIC Number: ED101582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-15
Reference Count: N/A
Portuguese-English Title VII Program (Providence, Rhode Island, July 15, 1973). Final Evaluation Report.
Sullivan, Richard E.
This report is the last in a series on the four-year Providence Bilingual Project at Fox Point School. The evaluation is provided by the Curriculum Research and Development Center, University of Rhode Island, and follows guidelines established by the Office of Education. Part 1 deals with instructional evaluation. The project objective, the mastery of both English and Portuguese speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills by all students, is stated, followed by a description of the ethnic background of the participants. Pretesting and posttesting procedures are described as well as their results. A test of self-concepts and attitudes showed generally positive attitudes. Process evaluation produced changes such as articulation of itermediate objectives and the implementation of a kindergarten program. These changes are dealt with in the section on instructional recommendations. A teacher survey focused on team teaching and Portuguese curriculum needs. A section on staff development discusses the use of the Brown University inservice program and the Rhode Island College Portuguese Curriculum Materials Center. Part 2 management evaluation, deals with planning and operating the project, its impact on the participants, objectives for the current year, management, and bi-weekly reports. A parent questionnaire indicates positive attitudes toward the program. The report is fully illustrated with tables and appendixes. (AM)
Descriptors: Administration, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Language Instruction, Portuguese, Program Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Teachers, Team Teaching, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Providence School Dept., RI.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Curriculum Research and Development Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII