ERIC Number: ED185132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Title VII Bilingual/Bicultural Program, 1977-78 School Year, Final Report.
Ames, Judith S.; Bicks, Patricia
This report is concerned with bilingual bicultural education programs in Spanish and Creole French, offered in District 22, Brooklyn, New York. Student selection, class structure, staff characteristics, and monitoring of student progress are described. Curriculum materials are listed for the following: (1) bilingual French classes in reading, math, science and social studies (grades 1-6); (2) bilingual Spanish classes in phonics, reading, science, social studies, language arts, culture and math (grades 1-9); (3) English as a Second Language classrooms (grades 1-9). Observations regarding classroom environment, student/teacher/ paraprofessional interactions, project director capability, and parent involvement are presented. Procedures by which student performance data were analyzed, as well as the results of questionnaires administered to teachers, paraprofessionals, and bilingual project staff members are discussed. Also described are relations between teachers and project staff. It is concluded that, in general, the bilingual bicultural program is excellent and that its personnel function well. Several recommendations are offered for improving staff relations, student selection, staff skill utilization, achievement evaluation, parent participation, and teacher involvement in program planning and evaluation. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community School District 22, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968