ERIC Number: ED219489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Native Language Reading Approach Program. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
The Native Language Reading Approach Program of the New York City Public Schools was developed as an on-site, demonstration training program for teachers and teacher aides involved in helping students to transfer reading skills from their native language to English. As implemented in 1980-1981, the program served teachers/teaching aides of Haitian, Greek, Italian, and Hispanic Elementary school students of limited English proficiency in six New York City school districts. The program strategy involved the use of resource specialists who exposed staff to on-the-job and degree-related training in applying improved techniques for teaching reading in the native language. This report describes the districts which participated in the program; teachers/teacher aides and students involved in the programs; program organization; and the details and problems of implementing the Greek, Haitian, Italian, and Spanish components respectively, in specific districts. Several advantages of the program are identified, but problems of organization are recognized as well. Recommendations for program improvement are presented. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Bilingual Teachers, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Greek, Inservice Teacher Education, Italian, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Trainers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII