ERIC Number: ED357631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Language Immersion Program Models. Elementary School.
Chicago Board of Education, IL.
In September 1980, the Board of Education of the City of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Justice signed a consent degree that committed the board to the development of a comprehensive student desegregation plan to remedy the effects of past segregation on Black and Hispanic students. To fulfill the goals of the Chicago Desegregation Plan, educational initiatives have been established in elementary and high schools, including specialty programs in racially identifiable schools. This program guide aims to assist in the organization, implementation, and improvement of the Dual Language Immersion Program, which uses both English and another language as the medium of instruction in the elementary school. While continuing development in their native language through the general program of instruction, both limited-English-proficient (LEP) and monolingual (English-speaking) students have the opportunity to acquire the basic skills of interpersonal communication in the second language. This guide describes the Spanish/English program at three magnet schools. It includes instructional goals, objectives, suggested activities, and assessments at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. A chapter on cross-cultural competency is also included. Appendices contain program model descriptions, a glossary, a resource directory, and an annotated bibliography of recommended student texts. Contains 26 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.