ERIC Number: ED253557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
A Guide for Selecting Bilingual Bicultural Resource Materials. [Volume I].
This is the first of three volumes reporting a project to develop an instrument to evaluate instructional materials used in bilingual education, community language education, and bicultural education programs in Australian schools. The project had three purposes: (1) to examine the research literature on the development of models and instruments to evaluate immigrant education resource materials; (2) to develop an instrument based on appropriate criteria and standards; and (3) to utilize the developed evaluation instrument for the analysis of Dutch bilingual and bicultural educational materials available to Australian schools. Volume I has two parts: (1) "A Review of Analytic Instruments for the Evaluation of Bilingual Bicultural Resource Materials;" and (2) "Selecting Resource Materials for Dutch Bilingual Bicultural Education." Part 1 describes the criteria for this Australian evaluation instrument developed from the literature review. The instrument draws on Stake's (1967) model of educational evaluation and current developments in psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and multicultural education. Part 2 presents the contextual background and investigatory methodology for a research project evaluating resource materials used in programs for Dutch immigrants in four independent schools in Tasmania (the Calvin Christian School, Emmanuel Christian School, Launceston Christian School and the John Calvin School). A five page bibliography, author index, subject index, and four maps are appended. (BS)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Dutch, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Multicultural Education, Private Schools, Resource Materials, Second Language Instruction
Michael Watt, Testing and Assessment Services, Div. of Educational Programs, Education Dept. Tasmania, 116 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia, ($Aus 4.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia