ERIC Number: ED388045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Espanol Aumentativo! A Transitional Bilingual Education Program for Secondary Hispanic Preliterates. Evaluation Report, Year Four.
Donovan, Renate H.; Hodson, Julie K.
This supplementary secondary school program reports on the fourth year of a program focused on instructional intervention, parental involvement, and staff development in a school district with a 46% at-risk student population; more than 630 students were preliterate or limited education Hispanics. In this fourth year, the program continued to serve as a 1-year transitional program for the targeted Hispanic students based on previous year results demonstrating improved self-esteem, a more trusting attitude towards the school system and staff, a sense of belonging, punctuality and regular class attendance, improved literacy in both English and Spanish, and increased computer usage. Math, science, and Spanish teachers were involved in the project using instructional materials such as motivational readers, computer software, laser disks, CD ROM disks, and appropriate math and science texts. Major strengths of the fourth year included increased parental participation, improvement in project professional staff, increases in student achievement, and improvement in district operational levels. Appended tables offer statistical comparison of teacher classroom behavior and post classroom observations. The data is presented in 17 tables. (NAV)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, English, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Spanish, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, TX.; Houston Univ., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas