ERIC Number: ED137007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Bilingual Education for Choctaws of Mississippi. Annual Evaluation Report, FY 75-76
York, Ken; Scott, J. Robert
Data for this 1975-76 annual evaluation report on the Bilingual Education for Choctaws of Mississippi (BECOM) project are drawn from the Evaluation Design for 1975-76 and from formal and informal assessments. The first chapter of this report provides an overview of the setting in which the BECOM program operates (located on the Mississippi Choctaw reservation, the project includes seven rural Choctaw communities and six Bureau of Indian Affairs operated community schools involved in an incremental K-3 bilingual program). The second chapter provides an outline of the goals and objectives of the program (basic instruction in the native language; instruction in English as a Second Language; positive self-concept building via cultural heritage; a cadre of bilingual teachers; inservice and preservice training for Anglo teachers; bilingual instructional materials; and parent, teacher, and school communicative processes). The third chapter is a detailed discussion of the accomplishments, failings, and resultant progress of the first year of the project. Individual components (materials development, classroom instruction, parent-community involvement, and training and project management) are discussed descriptively and inferentially. The fourth chapter details the interaction between BECOM and other educational programs on the reservation. (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Annual Reports, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi