ERIC Number: ED367130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Center for Bilingual Studies Report.
The report details the development of the Center for Bilingual Studies (CBS) at St. Augustine College (Illinois), a bilingual junior college founded by Hispanic educators and targeting a nontraditional Hispanic student population. The CBS was founded to address issues of educational excellence for nontraditional students, acknowledging the tension between the curriculum offered and the characteristics of the population served. The 3-year period of the federal grant for program development had three stages. The first involved initial research and needs assessment. During this stage, three studies were conducted: theoretical approaches to curriculum development; assessment of the college's curriculum design in comparison with those of other Illinois higher education institutions; and characteristics and circumstances of the college's population that affect learning. Findings of the last study are summarized. The second stage consisted of development of curricular strategies and design, using this information. Testing plans and courses developed during this stage are described, highlighting design considerations. The third stage involved evaluation and assessment of the changes introduced. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Augustine Coll., Chicago, IL.