ERIC Number: ED234628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Potter-Thomas Bilingual-Bicultural Magnet Elementary School Project, 1981-1982. Report 8330.
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others
The project is designed to support the school district's voluntary desegregation plan by providing a highly individualized program to attract pupils from outside the school boundaries. A Bilingual-Bicultural Learning Center and supportive instruction personnel were installed in the school to help with the variety of needs of the individual Hispanic and non-Hispanic students. Project management devoted the first grant year to obtaining and organizing the human and material resources for the program of individualized instruction. The instructional materials, Bilingual-Bicultural Learning Center, and the classroom aides funded by the new project will provide additional support to pupils whose skill levels deviate from the skill levels of the majority of pupils of their language group and grade. Initially, the individualized instruction in English as a second language (ESL) is to be targeted to the Hispanic students in beginning and advanced level ESL in grades 3 to 5. The individualized Spanish as a first language instruction is to be targeted to first- and second-grade Hispanic pupils whose achievement in their first language is substantially above or below that of their classmates. The Spanish as a second language instruction is to be targeted to English dominant pupils who are able to do more advanced work than their peers. It is concluded that the first year of the project was successfully devoted to the installation of the human, instructional, and equipment resources needed to provide increased individualization. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)