ERIC Number: ED343422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
French Immersion Program Evaluation Report.
Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia).
The Nanaimo (British Columbia) school district's French immersion program is evaluated. An introductory section gives background on the evaluation, outlines the evaluation process used, and offers brief comments on its outcome. The second section describes the immersion program's history and its current status in terms of enrollment, class size, staffing, funding, goals, and a comparison with the conventional French second language program. Correspondence received concerning the program is also reviewed. Section three presents the evaluation results in two parts: (1) data on both early and late immersion programs, including a comparison of results, an analysis of district student achievement in relation to provincial achievement ratings, oral testing criteria and results, and opinions concerning the fate of the late immersion program; and (2) results of surveys and meetings on the satisfaction of administrators, teachers, parents (including non-immersion parents), and students (at elementary and secondary levels, reported separately) with the program. The fourth section offers conclusions and recommendations for program improvement. Appended materials include: the text of the French immersion evaluation mandate; extensive data on enrollment, staffing, class size, grants, expenditures, budgets, and the French second language programs at the elementary and secondary levels; goal statements; and board policies and regulations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia).