ERIC Number: ED158556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Interviews of Teachers in Title VII K-1 Schools ESEA Title VII Bilingual Project. Formative Evaluation Report No. 7.
Ward, Raquel; And Others
A summary is presented of interviews with nine kindergarten and first grade teachers, all monolingual, in the four Title VII Bilingual Project schools where participation includes just kindergarten and first grade. Four bilingual teacher aides are assigned to these schools. Intended to provide data for assessment of ongoing activities as well as stated objectives, the interviews were designed to investigate activities such as duties assigned to bilingual aides, in-service training needs, materials needed, the amount of English and Spanish used in instruction and the amount of help needed by the teachers from the project staff. Therefore, the following areas were covered by the fifteen questions on the interview form: (1) language instruction; (2) teacher aides services; (3) classroom needs; (4) inservice training needs; (5) supervision and services by the Title VII staff; and (6) cultural awareness activities. Following a discussion of the results of each of the fifteen items, two significant conclusions are drawn: (1) because the burden of Spanish instruction falls on teachers aides, special training activities for and close supervision of the four aides seem necessary; and (2) to make up for the current lack of cultural activities, a heavy reliance on the aide for such activities is suggested. A copy of the interview form and a summary of teachers' responses to each item are attached. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Cultural Awareness, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Elementary School Teachers, Federal Programs, Formative Evaluation, Grade 1, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Kindergarten, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Programs, Learning Activities, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII