ERIC Number: ED198727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Bilingual (English-Ukrainian) Program 1978-79. Edmonton Public Schools.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
A partial immersion bilingual (English-Ukrainian) program was introduced at the Grade 1 level in September 1974 by the Edmonton Public School Board. By September 1979, the program included Grades 1 to 5. A yearly evaluation of the program has been conducted to determine: (1) the students' achievement in mathematics, English, and Ukrainian, (2) the attitudes of parents and program personnel toward the program, and (3) reasons students leave the program. This report is of the evaluation of Grades 2-5. Among the findings of the study are the following: (1) the bilingual program students achieved as well as, or better than, students in the regular program in mathematics and reading; (2) the students are acquiring a degree of proficiency in the Ukrainian language; (3) parents, teachers, and principals agreed that the students are developing an appreciation of the Ukrainian culture; (4) the majority of parents were satisfied with their child's English and Ukrainian academic progress; (5) teachers reported that a number of instructional materials and an appropriate program description for each grade were required; and (6) of the students who withdrew from the program and who did not move, program and academic problems accounted for 61% of the withdrawals. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.