ERIC Number: ED127066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for the Description, Analysis, and Perhaps Evaluation of Bilingual Education. Navajo Reading Study Progress Report No. 23.
Spolsky, Bernard; And Others
The model attempts to map all relevant factors onto a single integrated structure and to suggest some of the interaction lines. Based on a hexagonal figure, each side represents a set of factors which may have a bearing on, or be affected by, the bilingual program's operation in a particular situation--psychological, sociological, economic, political, religio-cultural, and linguistic. A seventh set of factors are the educational ones. The model comprises three of the hexagons. Representing the total situation of a community before the program's introduction, the first hexagon includes any relevant socio-educational entity, ranging from a village or neighborhood through a school district, a geographically-focused ethnic group, province, region, or nation. The second one deals with those factors which are more or less controlled by the people administering the program, or which may be directly influenced by the program's operation--i.e., the sources of the program's basic needs, the constraints within which the administrators have to work, the program's contribution to the community, and potential reasons for the program's failure. The third hexagon sets out the program's effects which may be on the individual participant or on the community at large. This report discusses the model, exemplifies the various factors, and outlines the interrelations between factors within and between the hexagons. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Cultural Influences, Educational Planning, Evaluation Criteria, Language Attitudes, Models, Needs Assessment, Organizational Theories, Performance Criteria, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Program Evaluation, Psychological Needs, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Navajo Reading Study.