ERIC Number: ED118585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Milwaukee Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program 1974-1975.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
This report covers the 1974-1975 extension of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title VII Milwaukee Bilingual Education Program which began as a five-year project in September 1969. The program was initiated to develop a bilingual curriculum for schools with Spanish-American populations. Federal legislation, which supports the Milwaukee program, was designed to meet the special needs of children who have limited English proficiency and who come from environments where the dominant language is other than English. In order for Spanish-background children to become more broadly-educated adults, they must be afforded educational opportunities at least equal to those available to other children. Bilingual education was and is considered to be a basic and essential framework to provide these opportunities. The total bilingual program had three main components. They were an elementary program, a secondary school program, and inservice training for staff. This report describes each of these programs along with the specific objectives and the findings on which the evaluation was based. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Multicultural/Bilingual Div.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII