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Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers (MP 1544)

Description: This educational film concerns educational techniques for teaching Spanish-language kindergarten students how to read in English. Techniques include teaching children to read in Spanish before learning to read in English. The film discusses a 3-year pilot program to teach these techniques at the Lamar School in Edinburg, Texas, which began in 1969. Kindergarten and first grade teachers Marcelia Reyes, Ninfa Guerra, Eva Corona, and Christina Chavez discuss their positive experiences with the bilingual education method discussed in the film. The narrator introduces Jacinto Lopez, a child who came from Mexico not knowing any English, went through the program, and now tested at the third grade level on the California Achievement and SPACHE tests. The film concludes with other students involved in the pilot program and their scores on the CAT and SPACHE tests.
Date: 1975
Creator: Region One Education Service Center of Edinburg, Texas
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Pupils in classroom]

Description: Photograph of a young boy and young girl seated at their desks in a one room school house. Each child has apples and books on their desks while a teacher is seated at her own desk at the front of the classroom.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pupils in classroom]

Description: Photograph of a young boy and young girl seated at their desks doing school work. There are apples on both of the students desks. A teacher is seated at the front of the class in the background.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Delisse Hardy leads a class at Crockett Elementary]

Description: Delisse Hardy, interacts with her class at Crockett Elementary in Grand Prairie, Texas. Hardy is the English instructor of a dual instruction class, whereby half of the instruction is in English and the other half in Spanish without separating the students according to language ability.
Date: February 6, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Education of Women in Texas

Description: Study of the history of women's education in Texas. This work discusses the foundations of education in Texas and the factors that influenced the growth of women's education within the state. The index begins on page 179.
Date: 1957
Creator: Aiken, Wreathy Price
Partner: UNT Libraries

[NTSNC diploma]

Description: A diploma from the North Texas State Normal College presented to Izetta Sparks upon graduation, signed by President Bruce.
Date: June 5, 1922
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Art instructors practice what they teach

Description: A newspaper clipping from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, written by staff writer, Robert Philpot, titled "Art instructors practice what they teach." The article is about educators who will be displaying their own works of art at the "1999 Teachers as Artists Exhibition." The exhibition is a join effort among the school district, the Fort Worth International Center and the Fort Worth Sister Cities International, with what hopes to be an annual event.
Date: February 10, 1991
Creator: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Learning On the Job

Description: A newspaper clipping featuring an article on administrators in San Francisco who took inventory on the school system's professional-development offerings and how they're spending close to $18 million a year on programs and projects. However, without high-quality professional development the push to replicate effective reform strategies can be doomed. The rest of the article details about changes in the public system to conserve money but maintain their professional development programs.
Date: February 15, 1995
Creator: Bradley, Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections