ERIC Number: ED103556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report, Title VII. Community School District No. 10, Bilingual Mini School B/E 51-47601.
Diaz, Agapito; Nicolich, Mark
The Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII Bilingual Program operated at the Bilingual Mini School housed in P.S. 59 completed its third year in operation and will be expanded next year to include fourth grade participants. Grades serviced by the program during 1973-74 were Kindergarten, first, second and third. Instructional procedures in each classroom took place in the dominant language of the participating students. Classrooms in the Bilingual Mini School were divided into English and Spanish dominance with one bilingual classroom on a second grade level. Regardless of language dominance, the signs, objects, and pictures around the room were labeled in both English and Spanish. Through the use of two languages as means of instruction, the goal of the program is the development of a learning program which will allow students to become proficient in comprehension, speaking and reading in both English and Spanish. The curriculum of the Bilingual Mini School focused not only on academic achievement but also on the cultural development of participating students. Besides films and stories relevant to the Hispanic and Black heritages, field trips were conducted to enhance the cultural awareness of the students. Many of the teachers in the program felt that this cultural aspect of the program needs to be expanded. (Author/JM)
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: Community School District 10, Bronx, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII