ERIC Number: ED382021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
A Review of Findings from Two-Way Bilingual Education Evaluation Reports.
Mahrer, Cindy; Christian, Donna
A review of 35 reports evaluating 27 two-way bilingual education programs is reported. All programs represented meet basic criteria for language of instruction, student characteristics, and emphasis on developing bilingualism. The review examined program characteristics and student outcomes, when available. Results are summarized in the following areas: language proficiency in Spanish, English, Chinese, and Portuguese language proficiency; Spanish and English reading achievement; Spanish and English writing achievement; Spanish and English math achievement; Spanish and English science achievement; Spanish and English social studies achievement; additional content-area results; student self-perception and language/cross-cultural attitudes; staff development activities; parent involvement activities; and teaching methodologies and classroom strategies. Contains five references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Chinese, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Language Attitudes, Language Proficiency, Mathematics Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Portuguese, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Tests, Two Way Immersion Programs, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.