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ERIC Number: ED476242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
A Personal Statement about a Four-Year Curriculum for Heritage and Native Speakers of Spanish Programs.
This document shares a vision for a 4-year curriculum for Heritage Speakers of Spanish (HSS)/Spanish for Native Speakers (SNS), describing a course developed for SNS students within Mercy High School in San Francisco, California. The vision foresees an ever-increasing number of HSS and SNS students completing college level degree programs then joining the ranks of the workforce at an advanced level and becoming a role model in the community. Four sections focus on the following: (1) "Introduction" (introduction to the report, textbooks used at Mercy High School for HSS/SNS, and goals and heritage speakers); (2) "Curriculum" (general considerations, placement and standards, placement exam, five language skills, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture); (3)"Evaluation" (quizzes and tests, interviews, self-evaluation, and grading); and (4) "Curriculum Outline" (speaking skills, listening comprehension skills, reading skills, and writing skills). A Spanish-language appendix presents "Identidad y Superacion." (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Grading, Heritage Education, Hispanic American Students, Interviews, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Native Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Spanish, Student Evaluation, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appended material is in Spanish.