ERIC Number: ED407477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Programs for Latino Students in Elementary and Middle Schools. Report No. 11.
Fashola, Olatokunbo S.; And Others
This report identifies programs that have proven to be effective and programs that show potential for improving academic achievement among Latino youth in the elementary and middle grades. It targets programs specifically designed for this population and programs that have worked for all children and that have been disseminated for use with Latino children. A search of the ERIC network, a review of National Diffusion Network validated programs, and a review of programs receiving Title VII Academic Excellence awards provided information about program effectiveness. The types of programs include schoolwide reform programs, curriculum-specific programs, cooperative learning methods, and tutorial programs. Criteria for inclusion included evidence of effectiveness, replicability, and evaluation or application with Latino students. Factors that contribute to program effectiveness have been identified as: (1) clear goals that emphasize methods and materials linked to those goals and programs that assess progress toward those goals; (2) well-specified components, materials, and professional development materials; (3) extensive professional development; and (4) dissemination by organizations that focus on the quality of implementation. An appendix lists contacts for information on the 40 programs reviewed. (Contains 180 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Information Dissemination, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Tutorial Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, Baltimore, MD.