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ERIC Number: ED419845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 12
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Measuring Success in Bilingual Education Programs: Case Studies of Exemplary Practices.
Carrasquillo, Angela; Rodriguez, Judy
The factors or variables that contribute to the academic success of limited English proficient students in three schools in New York City were studied. Researchers studied two elementary schools and one high school with successful bilingual education programs. A team of five researchers visited the schools, observed bilingual classes, interviewed bilingual students and their teachers, administrators, and parents, analyzed test data and other academic records, and evaluated student work. Teachers also completed questionnaires about the programs. Results indicated that each school has its own unique characteristics, but that 10 areas were present in all 3 schools: (1) positive school climate; (2) an administration with leadership and commitment to bilingual education; (3) teachers' high expectations of students; (4) teacher effectiveness and empowerment; (5) clearly defined curricula; (6) extracurricular and co-curricular activities; (7) high student self-esteem and expectations of themselves; (8) academic growth; (9) satisfactory attendance; and (10) parental involvement. In the successful programs, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel are constantly questioning their techniques and academic support to the bilingual program. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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