ERIC Number: ED354106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Bilingual Beginnings: An Evaluation of the Title VII Special Populations Preschool Program. Final Report.
Brush, Lorelei; And Others
In fiscal year 1990, the Bilingual Education Special Populations Program of the Department of Education awarded grants to 30 programs serving children of limited English proficiency. These programs were preschool projects, special education projects, or projects that served gifted children. This document reports the results of a survey, conducted by means of site visits and telephone interviews, of 15 of these programs. Chapter 1 describes the issues examined in the survey and explains the data collection process. Chapter 2 reports the survey results relating to six areas: (1) project goals, including goals for children's language development, cognitive skills, and school readiness, and for parents and staff; (2) project operation and services, including recruitment, enrollment, group size, retention, instructional methods, language usage, materials and equipment, noninstructional services, and parent involvement; (3) project linkages with educational institutions and the community; (4) project staff, including staffing patterns, child-staff ratio, and instructor characteristics and training; (5) participant evaluation, including evaluation of the progress of participating children, children's language development, and analysis of kindergarten enrollment; and (6) fiscal operations. Chapter 3 discusses the implications for policymakers and program managers of survey results that relate to project operations, services, and fiscal operations. Appendixes include tables of data for preschool projects not reported in the document and detailed profiles of the 15 projects surveyed. (BC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Enrollment, Financial Support, Gifted, Language Acquisition, Limited English Speaking, Money Management, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Descriptions, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.