ERIC Number: ED106374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Evaluation Report 1973-1974, with a Five-Year Summary.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
In order to meet the needs of an increasing population of Spanish-speaking pupils who, because of their language handicap, had a difficult time in school, the Milwaukee Bilingual Education Program was developed. It provided a systematic bilingual program for Spanish-background pupils who lacked experiential background and who needed special attention with basic content at the same time they were developing language skills in English and Spanish. In the program, all subjects were taught in both English and Spanish to enable the pupil to learn subject matter in the comfort of his dominant language. Teachers were bilingual and of Latin heritage. Pupils who started the program in kindergarten or first grade were expected to be at least average for their grade level. At the secondary level, bilingual reading and social studies courses were developed and bilingual students' advisors and counselors assisted with education and personal problems. Biculturalism was a twin goal with bilingualism. Spanish-American culture was emphasized to replace negative self-image with ethnic pride. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Program Development, Program Evaluation, Programs, Self Esteem, Spanish Americans, Spanish Culture, Spanish Speaking, Student Needs, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII