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ERIC Number: EJ1067413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
The Bridge Project: Connecting Home, School, and Community for Mexican Immigrant Children
McElvain, Cheryl Marie
Journal of Latinos and Education, v14 n3 p153-170 2015
This study examines the academic and psychosocial effects of the Bridge Project after-school program on 25 prekindergarten through 6th-grade English language learner Mexican immigrant children and their families living in an affordable housing complex in the San Francisco Bay Area. The results of the study show that the program increased the children's reading comprehension by an average of 2.8 grade levels and increased children's English proficiency an average of 2.8 California English Language Development Test levels over a 2-year period. Parents also observed their children's growth in confidence, social skills, motivation, responsibility, and the ability to ask questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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