ERIC Number: ED297566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Site and Sample Descriptions. SBIF Study: Part II.
Guthrie, Larry F.; 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 at eight sites serving LEP students representing Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Chinese, Navajo, Filipino, and Vietnamese ethnolinguistic groups. This report presents descriptive data about the the eight sites and the students and teachers. The data include district enrollments and ethnic composition, staff and student language characteristics, community descriptions, class enrollments and proportions of LEP students, students' instructional participation styles, and participating teachers' professional training and experience in general and bilingual education. Synthesis of the teacher data also revealed teacher perceptions of three aspects of bilingual education: entry/exit criteria, philosophy, and program effectiveness. The information gathered is intended as background information for analysis and reporting of the overall study and its components. (MSE)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cubans, Cultural Awareness, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Filipino Americans, Hispanic Americans, Language of Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Mexican Americans, Program Evaluation, Puerto Ricans, Scheduling, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Styles, Vietnamese People
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.