ERIC Number: ED127057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Outreach Activities (Replication Services) of the Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children (REPSAC). Evaluation Report, November 29, 1974-June 30, 1976.
Askins, Billy E.; And Others
In 1975-76, an outreach activities component enabled REPSAC (a highly successful early childhood bilingual intervention program) to provide replication services to various local education agencies requesting such services. Training was taken to the replication centers by a specially designed and equipped motor coach. During the year, the Fort Sumner, Artesia, and Carlsbad (New Mexico) school districts requested replication services. In addition, the Clovis-Portales Bilingual Early Childhood Program made replication, with training sites in Clovis and Portales. Teachers and aides were trained through visits by the outreach training team and a workshop at the parent center. Evaluation was conducted via: objective evaluations of the formal course; classroom visits; site-visits with administrators, teachers, and aides; self-evaluation questionnaires from the trainees and trainers; and a review of various records/logs maintained by the outreach training team. A follow-up of former REPSAC students in grades 1-4 was conducted. Findings included: teachers gained a good understanding of handicapping conditions and of how to adequately screen their children; the training workshop had a positive effect on the participants' teaching behavior; and the follow-up study indicated a downward trend for Spanish language development, a slightly upward trend for English language development; and a rather stable trend for learning aptitude. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Handicapped, Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Followup Studies, Handicapped Students, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Mobile Educational Services, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Spanish Americans, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Askins (B.E.) and Associates, Lubbock, TX.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.