Length of time in a bilingual program and academic achievement among second grade Mexican American students

dc.contributor.advisorBaptiste, H. Prentice, Jr.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFlores, Alfredo R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcDaniel, Clyde O., Jr.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWalker, Judith A.
dc.creatorRichardson, Juanita Casillas
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-17T18:47:21Z
dc.date.available2023-10-17T18:47:21Z
dc.date.copyright1981-03-04
dc.date.issued1980
dc.description.abstractThe primary purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between length of time in a bilingual program and academic achievement among second grade Mexican American students. One hundred seventy-five students were selected. Their selection was based upon their presence and length of time in a bilingual program. Specifically, the time variable was one, two, and three years spent in a bilingual program. The following instruments were used to obtain data: Self-Concept and Motivation Inventory, Early Elementary Form for Grade 2; Bilingual Syntax Measure, English Version; and Primary Battery of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. To ascertain the magnitude of the relationship between length of time in a bilingual program, a Pearson product moment correlation coefficient rxy was computed. It was expected that the relationship would be positive. A partial correlation was also computed on the relationship between length of time in a bilingual program and academic achievement, controlling for self-concept, oral English language proficiency, and gender. The level of significance was set at .05. Statistical Findings The analysis of the data revealed four significant statistical correlations: 1. Length of time in a bilingual program does affect a pupil's school achievement. 2. Low self-concept was significantly related to length of time in a bilingual program and academic achievement . 3. For females, there was a significant correlation between length of time in a bilingual program and academic achievement. 4. For the highest level of oral English language proficiency, there was a significant correlation between length of time in a bilingual program and academic achievement. In contrast, this study also revealed no significant relationships: 1. Between length of time in the program and academic achievement for students with a high self-concept. 2. Between length of time in the program and academic achievement for males. 3. Between length of time in the program and academic achievement for levels 3 and 4 on the Bilingual Syntax Measure. [...]
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dc.identifier.other7640430
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dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectMexican Americans--Education--Language arts
dc.subjectEducation, Bilingual--United States
dc.subjectAcademic achievement
dc.titleLength of time in a bilingual program and academic achievement among second grade Mexican American students
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thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education
thesis.degree.departmentEducation, College of
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education
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