ERIC Number: ED405438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Caminos Bilingues al Exito=Bilingual Pathways to Success: A Title VII Bilingual Education Program 1995-96. Research Report on Educational Grants.
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Caminos Bilingues al Exito (Bilingual Pathways to Success), a comprehensive Title VII Bilingual Education program was established in 1995 to serve the 17 schools of the North Area Management District of the Houston Independent School District (Texas). Through teacher training, staff development, parental involvement, and instructional program development, the "Caminos" program aims to serve the approximately 6,000 students in the North Area who are considered limited English speaking. An evaluation was conducted to fulfill Title VII reporting requirements by describing program progress during the initial implementation year. Goals were to: (1) increase the number of bilingual and biliterate graduates; (2) increase the graduation rate of language minority students; (3) increase and retain bilingual teachers and other educational personnel; (4) increase parental involvement in all participating schools; and (5) increase the literacy rate of project parents in target schools. Evaluation results indicate that program staff and teachers have begun developing curricula and learning activities for each of the project components. Teacher training activities were initiated, and parent participation was evaluated as a basis for further program development. Some delays in achieving parental involvement and family literacy objectives were due to the late start in hiring the parent/community liaison. Recommendations are made for program improvement. Four appendixes contain forms used in the evaluation. (Contains nine tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII