ERIC Number: ED124678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Armijo Bilingual Bicultural Program (West Las Vegas, New Mexico).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
The Armijo Bilingual Bicultural Demonstration Center has just completed its second year of operation. The program, which offers bilingual and bicultural instruction in an open classroom for 154 first and second graders, is funded chiefly through Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III funds. Students are taught reading skills, mathematical principles, and scientific concepts in Spanish, the dominant language of the predominantly Mexican-American student body. English dominant children, taught in English, receive instruction in Spanish Language Arts. The use of the open classroom permits highly individualized or small group instruction in homogeneous or heterogeneous groupings. The program is exemplary for several reasons. Most important is its equal emphasis on instruction in both Spanish and English language and culture. The bilingual emphasis eradicates the stigma children from minority groups have traditionally experienced in American education. The program has also achieved the behavioral objectives set forth at its inception as well as those in the Spanish Curriculum Development Center materials and in the progress charts of the Palomares Human Development Series. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III