ERIC Number: ED103108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Clovis-Portales Bilingual Early Childhood Program: Second Year Evaluation Study (1973-74).
Askins, Billy E.; And Others
This report describes and evaluates a bilingual early education intervention program, designed to provide children with successful experiences, using the concept of responsive environment in language development (English and Spanish) and in cognitive and affective development. Instructional, community-parental involvement, staff development, and materials development components of the program are described. The evaluation examined the program's two major components: instructional (language development in English and Spanish, school readiness, and subjective evaluation of the self-concept) and community-parental involvement (information dissemination to community organizations, and home visits providing parents with training in child development and techniques for preschool education in the home). Findings indicated that the students made significant gains in language ability in English and Spanish, general school readiness, developing and maintaining a positive self-image, and developing various dimensions of personality growth. (ED)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Home Visits, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Readiness, School Readiness, Self Concept, Spanish Speaking
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: Adobe Educational Services, Lubbock, TX.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII