ERIC Number: ED405439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
El Proyecto Cunningham: Dos Idiomas; Muchos Paises, 1995-96 (The Cunningham Project: Two Languages, Many Countries, 1995-96). Research Report on Educational Grants.
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
This report presents an evaluation of a two-way bilingual program in English and Spanish at the Cunningham Elementary School (Texas). The program was designed to extend and expand educational reform by shifting the instructional program at the school over the 5-year time span from a transitional bilingual program to a two-way bilingual, or dual language, education for all students. The first year was the planning year for the program, with actual implementation scheduled for the 1996-97 school year. This report describes the planning efforts and reports baseline data on student performance and participant perceptions. Eighty students were accepted into the program to start in 1996-97 in two kindergarten and two first-grade classes. The school hired and trained staff and teachers, held informational meetings, purchased instructional materials, and selected students. The majority of the 48 parents responding to the initial survey agreed that they were pleased with the bilingual program, and the majority of the teachers expected the program to help students and agreed that a bilingual education was important for these students. Five appendixes present the forms used in the evaluation and program budget data. (Contains seven tables and five references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Planning, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Hispanic Americans, Kindergarten, Language Minorities, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Two Way Immersion Programs, 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