ERIC Number: ED297568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Two-Way Bilingual Programs: Implementation of an Educational Innovation.
Baecher, Richard E.; Coletti, Charles D.
SABE Journal, v2 n1 p42-58 Spr 1986
A two-way bilingual program, in which limited-English-speaking Hispanic students and English-proficient students provide reciprocal language-learning experiences, was implemented in a Port Chester, New York elementary school. The program's features included a combined second/third grade, two classes (one limited-English-proficient and one English-proficient), a transitional language development sequence, team teaching, individualized instruction, adaptive planning, and parental involvement in training workshops and school-related affairs. First-year results of a sign test of instructional outcomes and the My Class Inventory of classroom environment are strongly supportive of the benefits of a two-way bilingual program. A strong working relationship between administrators and teachers was found to be essential to program success. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York