ERIC Number: ED202244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Factors Associated with Success in Bilingual Education. Research Report.
Foster, L., Comp.; And Others
The Multilingual Project is a model of bilingual education that uses a student-centered approach specifically designed for the multilingual classrooms of Australia. The aim of this evaluative investigation was to demonstrate gains in learning that take place as a result of the use of multilingual units, and to identify the characteristics of students who profit most in terms of gains in demonstrated learning from multilingual materials. Subjects were students, teachers, and parents drawn from secondary schools in the Melbourne area. Although all students gained on the achievement tests, gains were greater for those students whose native language was not English. Materials and the program as a whole were well received by students, teachers, and parents. Recommendations concerning the future of the Multilingual Project are made. Although the program is deemed to be operating under adverse conditions, the trends documented in this report indicate that the theoretical assumptions of this model of bilingual education have an empirical application. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Education Research and Development Committee, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: La Trobe Univ., Bundoora (Australia). Centre for the Study of Teaching and Human Interaction.