ERIC Number: ED105963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Latin American Preschool.
Dixon, Brook; And Others
This report presents the development, organization and evaluation of a six week bilingual preschool program for Latin American children, designed specifically to help prepare them for kindergarten. The general goals of the program were: (1) to provide the children with a pleasant environment in which they could learn appropriate school behavior, overcome home separation anxieties, develop a positive self image, develop or strengthen an appreciation of Latin culture and language, have initial contact with the English language, and have meaningful cognitive and developmental experiences; (2) to provide an opportunity for parent education in child development; and (3) to utilize community resources. The program structure allowed the children to use their native language informally and learn English through structured group activities. Evaluation of the program, presented in detail, indicates that despite the brief period, children did benefit from the experience. The appendices, which comprise more than half of the report, contain the evaluation instruments used; topical, annotated bibliographies, unit and lesson plans; instructional materials and sources; materials for parents' classroom observation, home visits, and home instruction; and copies of the weekly newsletters for parents. Parent materials is presented in English and Spanish. (ED)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Home Visits, Learning Activities, Objectives, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Pilot Projects, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Spanish Speaking
Publications, Attn: Vicki Hopson, Early Childhood Education Project, Oakland University, School of Education, 412 Zarner Hall, Rochester, Michigan 48063 (paper, send check, $4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. School of Education.