ERIC Number: ED158558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Parent Interview ESAA Bilingual/Bicultural Project, Formative Report No. 6.
Arce, Aaron; Sosa, Xavier
A summary report is presented of the first of two interviews with a random sample of parents of kindergarten and third grade students in the project. Undertaken as part of the evaluation of the Parental Involvement Component of the ESAA Bilingual/Bicultural Project, the interviews had a twofold objective: (1) to measure the degree of home support for project students' school activities and learning goals, and (2) to measure the degree of change in this support as a result of project activities. Two conclusions are drawn from an analysis of the results: (1) parents' support and knowledge of the children's school activities is generally satisfactory; and (2) acquaintance with their children's principal and teacher, visiting the school, and dialogue with other parents are areas needing improvement. Most importantly for the ESAA Bilingual/Bicultural Project, 62% had not received communication about the project, and 43% did not feel that they understood bilingual education. The interview form in Spanish and English and an analysis of responses to each item by school and grade level are attached. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Interviews, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see FL 009 447-452