ERIC Number: ED227688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
1981-82 Project Evaluation for Encendiendo Una Llama: A Program for Bilingual Gifted and Talented Students.
The operation of "Encendiendo Una Llama," Hartford, Connecticut's program for bilingual gifted students, was evaluated for the 1981-82 school year. A total of 173 gifted children of limited English proficiency in grades 3 through 6 were served by the program at four locations. The program, staff, objectives, and target population are described. Program goals were to develop English and Spanish language skills, higher level thinking skills, and creativity. Results are reported on accuracy of student identification, staff training, implementation of differential instructional strategies, student achievement, progress in independent work and study skills, progress of students talented in the arts, mainstreaming of English proficient students, parent involvement, and dissemination. The evaluation yielded evidence of student progress in reading, math, and oral language skills in both Spanish and English. Based on the findings, recommendations are made regarding evaluation methods, inservice teacher training, development of teaching units and techniques that correspond to program goals, and an expanded role for the parent coordinator. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (Hartford)