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ERIC Number: ED209300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-22
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
A Process Model Evaluation of a Bilingual Education Program.
Schroeder, Anthony B.; And Others
The external evaluation of the Title VII Bilingual Education Program of the Clovis Municipal Schools (NM) is described. The purpose of the program is to provide bilingual instruction for selected participants, grades K-3, in eight elementary schools. The evaluation was designed to (1) observe classroom teaching and activities utilized in bilingual instruction; (2) gather perceptions from personnel working with the program; and (3) measure differences in levels of achievement. The program was successfully initiated in the two schools which had previously been involved in bilingual programs, and showed promise of developing into effective programs at the six schools new to bilingual education. Interviews with program staff identified problems with late implementation, staff training, and the supply and quality of materials, but a general sense that the benefits of the program outweighed the negative aspects. The children involved in the program showed significant improvement in oral expression skills, contributing to improved language arts scores overall. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A