ERIC Number: ED123330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Report on a Survey of Educational Services for Hispanic Pupils with English Language Difficulty, Conducted in New York City Schools, May 1974. Second Report on the Survey.
Treiman, Donald J.; And Others
One of the issues in bilingual education is whether programs designed to provide immigrant children with special aid in learning English are adequate. To provide factual data this study reports on a survey conducted on all classroom and home teachers in the public schools of New York City. Each teacher is asked to list all pupils in the class who have moderate or severe difficulty speaking English and then to indicate the extent of each pupil's participation in specialized programs designed either to improve English language skills or to provide instruction in the pupil's native language. Although the survey inquires about all pupils in the schools who have difficulty with English, the present report is restricted to those of Spanish heritage. Three issues are considered: (1) How many Hispanic pupils have difficulty with English? (2) How many of these are receiving specialized remedial services or instruction in Spanish? (3) How many of these are in contact with school personnel fluent in Spanish? The data presented in this report shows both a substantial need for special services for Hispanic pupils with English language difficulty and a substantial effort on the part of the schools to meet that need. Whether these efforts are sufficient remains a central pending issues. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Boards of Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups, Non English Speaking, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Puerto Ricans, School Surveys, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)