ERIC Number: ED267624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Reading to Bilingual Children Study. Final Report.
Mace-Matluck, Betty J.; And Others
This eight-volume final report of a federally-funded longitudinal study on the teaching of reading to bilingual children provides information on and insight into characteristics of a favorable learning environment for Spanish-speaking children, instructional sequences and events that promote successful and efficient learning of literacy skills, and the language and literacy outcomes of current schooling practices. The volumes deal with the following topics: (1) an introduction to and overview of the study; (2) a description of the study's design; (3) an outline of the analyses used to summarize patterns of growth in language skills, prereading skills, and reading comprehension, and to examine the link between instruction and achievement growth; (4) analyses of growth in oral language proficiency; (5) analyses of growth in reading skills; (6) data on the specific instructional techniques used in the classrooms studied; (7) a discussion of statistical techniques for integrating the findings on language, literacy, and instruction; and (8) the executive summary. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Hispanic Americans, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Longitudinal Studies, Native Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Spanish Speaking, Speech Skills
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78701.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.