ERIC Number: ED158557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Interviews of Bilingual Teacher Aides. November 1974. ESEA Title VII Bilingual Project. Formative Evaluation Report No. 5.
Ward, Raquel; And Others
A summary report is presented of interviews with 28 bilingual teacher aides who work in ten elementary Schools Austin Independent School District. The interviews were conducted to provide data to assist the project staff in assessing ongoing activities of the aides as well as specific process objectives. They were designed, therefore, with a two-fold purpose, namely to determine in what activities the aides were involved and to determine in what areas the aides needed help. The following areas of particular interest were identified for the interviews: (1) understanding of their role and responsibilities; (2) the kind of inservice training desired; (3) the greatest needs in the classroom; (4) help needed from the project staff; (5) time spent on various activities in the schools; (6) planning strategies; (7) subject areas usually taught in Spanish and English; (8) percentage of time used for each language; (9) daily and weekly schedules; and (10) general comments on the bilingual project. Results for each of the fifteen questions in the interview form are given, with a brief discussion of each. In addition to several specific conclusions, it is noted that, generally, averages for the aides reveal levels of performance comparable to those in the Title VII Project's proposal. A copy of the interview form and a list of additional comments are attached. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Federal Programs, Formative Evaluation, Inservice Education, Interviews, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Programs, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII