ERIC Number: ED125248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Redwood City Bilingual Education Project, 1971-1974: Spanish and English Proficiency, Mathematics and Language Use Over Time. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 8.
Cohen, Andrew D.; And Others
This paper reports on the Redwood City study of bilingual schooling for Mexican American bilingual children (grades 3-5), a sequel to Cohen's original study (Cohen, 1975). At the end of six years of bilingual schooling, the comparison group was surpassing the bilingually-schooled children in English reading, while the Bilingual group was generally stronger in Spanish reading. In Spanish vocabulary and storytelling, the Bilingual group was stronger. In English vocabulary the results were mixed and in storytelling the Comparison group appeared to have an edge. In math, the results were mixed. Finally, the Bilingual group reported using more Spanish than the Comparison group, and more Spanish than English. The Bilingual program appeared to contribute to the maintenance of the Spanish language by encouraging the use of Spanish among the students involved. (Author)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Language Ability, Language Proficiency, Language Programs, Language Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematical Enrichment, Mexican Americans, Program Evaluation, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: California