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ERIC Number: ED140633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Construction of a Bilingual Attitude Rating Scale.
Halasa, Ofelia
A bilingual rating scale was constructed to determine teachers' ratings of attitude and proficiency among Anglo and Spanish children in Title VII classes. This instrument was designed to ascertain how teachers perceive the pupils in their classroom and how two teachers representing different backgrounds perceive children of similar and different backgrounds. Ratings were completed on a total of 373 children in 12 bilingual classrooms. Each participant was rated by a bilingual and monolingual English teacher at the beginning and at the end of the school year. The 20-item bilingual scale which was organized along three levels of abstraction was reduced, through factor analytic techniques, to three factors labeled as Spanish Orientation, Task Orientation and English Orientation. The observed high reliability in ratings between the English and bilingual teachers indicated high teachers' agreement for the three factors, and suggest that behaviors inferred by the three factors are readily observable and measurable. (CFM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977) ; Best copy available