ERIC Number: ED198728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of a Ukrainian-English Bilingual Program, 1978-1979. Edmonton Catholic School System.
Ewanyshyn, E., Ed.
This report, fifth in the series, is an evaluation study of the Ukrainian-English Bilingual Program in the Edmonton Catholic School System. It examines three areas: (1) pupil academic achievement, (2) pupil cultural appreciation, and (3) perceptions of relevant groups toward the program. Pupils enrolled in the program in Grades 1 through 5 during the 1978-1979 school year participated in the study. These students were matched with control groups, and both groups were given achievement tests to evaluate academic progress. Questionnaires were used to determine the perceptions of parents, teachers, and principals. The major findings indicated that: (1) students in the bilingual program achieved as well in English language arts and mathematics as students in the regular program; (2) students had made very significant progress in learning Ukrainian; (3) parents and teachers indicated that students had acquired an appreciation of Ukrainian culture and an understanding of the Ukrainian Catholic Rite; (4) the religious component of the program, including instruction in the Ukrainian Catholic Rite, was rated very highly by the parents; (5) program objectives were perceived to be appropriate and were being achieved, to a large extent; and (6) teachers expressed a need for further inservice training and identified a need for curricular and instructional materials. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.