ERIC Number: ED113400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Facilitating the Adjustment to and Participation in the Life of the School and Community by Newly Arrived Puerto Rican Pupils and their Parents. Maxi I Report.
Dixon, Margaret A.; Duncan, Nellie R.
This document describes the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program to facilitate the adjustment of newly arrived Puerto Rican pupils and parents to the school and the surrounding East New York community. The program encompassed the following areas: improvement of school atmosphere, training of teachers and para-professionals, more effective use of instructional materials, greater emphasis on Puerto Rican history and culture, instruction in the Spanish language for staff members, and parent and community involvement. A process evaluation of all program components was made bi-monthly by the program participants. Objectives of this evaluation study are to determine the operational status and objectives, population served, staff utilization, specific activities and methodology, parent and community involvement, facilities and materials used, and effectiveness for each of the enumerated components. The program is said to be processing with satisfactory results. In order that the needs of new arrivals will be met on a permanent and on-going basis, a bilingual educatinal program for the school is proposed. This proposal along with samples of materials employed in the training program, manuals for in-service courses, materials pertaining to parent activities, curriculum areas for teaching in a bilingual program for grades 1-3, and recipes for Puerto Rican food dishes are included in the appendices. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Community Involvement, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Policy, Emotional Adjustment, Immigrants, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, School Involvement, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)