ERIC Number: ED119496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Evaluation of the SWRL English Language and Concepts Program for Spanish-Speaking Children.
Primary goals of the SWRL English Language and Concepts Program for Spanish-Speaking Children (LCS) are to teach Spanish-speaking children to communicate effectively in oral English language skills. An increasing amount of attention is given to the development of skills that prepare the children for future reading and writing in mathematics, science, and social studies. An important objective in the development of LCS has been to develop instructional and assessment procedures that will help integrate the program into extant bicultural, bilingual programs that will strengthen and extend the Hispanic cultural characteristics. During the five tryouts of LCS, the instructional, training and assessment systems of the LCS program have been developed and tested. In the early tryouts, the program format was in the developmental stage. In the last three, the components covering all 15 units were available for the year-long tryouts. Schools were selected to represent various demographic situations. A total of 7,100 children, ranging from kindergarten to grade 8, have been involved. Teacher comments, observation reports, and assessment scores were used as data sources. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Los Angeles, California, March 4-9, 1975)