ERIC Number: ED435200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Content Analysis of Funded Enhancement Project Applications--Fiscal Year 1995.
Macias, Reynaldo Flores; Alegria, Adelina; Resnik, Ana Maria Rodrigues
The 97 bilingual education program enhancement projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs in fiscal 1995 are analyzed for their demographic characteristics, goals and objectives, instructional characteristics, parent and family services, professional development, personnel training, and other program features. A subset of 33 programs was selected for in-depth analysis of features other than demographics. The 97 proposals, distributed among 21 states, served 53,535 students, 36,283 of whom were limited-English-proficient, from 78 language groups and at all grade levels. California received over half the funded projects. School districts were the main beneficiaries of funding, with a few in consortia with universities and community organizations. However, the majority planned to provide non-instructional services to students through collaborations with local businesses, community-based organizations, and higher education institutions. Evaluation designs proposed evaluating various program aspects and using instruments for formative and summative evaluation. Alternative assessment methods were often proposed to assess students' needs and progress. Proposal limitations were in varying definitions of terms. Recommendations for improving proposal policy and practice are offered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Content Analysis, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Objectives, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Proposals, Resource Allocation, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.