ERIC Number: ED297565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Verification of Bilingual Instructional Features.
Fisher, Charles W.; And Others
The Significant Bilingual Instructional Features (SBIF) study identified, described, and verified features of bilingual instruction of a wide variety of limited English proficient (LEP) students. It collected data on instructional organization, time allocation, classroom language use, active teaching behaviors, academic learning time, student participation styles, and classroom, school, and community context variables (Part I) and verified their utility in other settings (Part II). This report describes two verification studies: (1) in two additional classrooms nominated as "successful" bilingual instructional settings but serving different ethnolinguistic groups, and (2) in other classrooms serving LEP students but not nominated as successful and not necessarily bilingual. The first study found the five instructional features identified as significant in Part I (congruence of instructional intent, use of active teaching behaviors, use of the students' native language and English for instruction, integration of English language development with basic skills development, and use of information from the students' home culture) to be significant also at the two new sites. Results for the second verification study were somewhat less conclusive. (MSE)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Scheduling, Student Participation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents, see FL 016 113-120.