ERIC Number: ED168688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual/Bicultural Preschool Projects Conference (San Antonio, Texas, November 15-18, 1977). Conference Proceedings.
Contracting Corp. of America, Denver, CO.
This volume presents a number of articles on different aspects of the Head Start Strategy for Spanish-Speaking Children written by participants in that effort. The first section describes Bilingual-Bicultural Curriculum Development and Evaluation projects and includes descriptions of four curriculum development projects and an evaluation of the initial phase of the Head Start curriculum development project. The second section focuses on the Bilingual-Bicultural Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program. This section begins with an overview of the CDA program and contains (1) descriptions of CDA staff training projects, (2) an outline of the CDA competency-based curriculum to assist in curriculum revision and evaluation and (3) tips about program implementation. The third section briefly reports the operation of a network of human and material resources for Head Start programs in six Western states. Section 4 presents some recent research on bilingual-bicultural preschool child development. Section 5 provides information about a graduate fellowship program initiated to promote research on the early childhood development of the Spanish-speaking child. In the final section, suggestions are made for disseminating the results of the Head Start programs. A summary of the opinions of the conference participants about how dissemination should proceed is included. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Child Care, Competency Based Teacher Education, Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Intervention, Minority Group Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Reports, Spanish Speaking, Training
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contracting Corp. of America, Denver, CO.