ERIC Number: ED202947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Comprehensive Approach to Bilingual Education. Final Report, Tax-Levy Year 1979-80.
Community School District 9, Bronx, NY.
During the 1979-1980 school year, 700 Hispanic students from grades one through nine in seven schools in the Bronx, New York, participated in the Comprehensive Approach to Bilingual Education Program. The program included an instructional component that emphasized the acquisition of English as a Second Language, Spanish and English reading skills, cultural awareness, and achievement in social studies. Additional program components included staff development and parent and community participation. The program was evaluated through the analysis of student achievement data, evaluator observation, and rating scales and questionnaires completed by program staff. Standardized test scores indicated that pupils in grades one through four, six, and seven made significant gains in reading. No additional achievement data were available. Staff evaluations were generally positive. Activities planned to involve parents were successful and staff training workshops were satisfactory. Rating scales, questionnaires, and tables of data are included. (MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Junior High Schools, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Reading Achievement, Spanish
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community School District 9, Bronx, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII