Coral Way Elementary School in Dade County, Florida, is considered to be the first public school bilingual bicultural education program for both English and Spanish speakers in the United States. It began as a way to accommodate the thousands of children of Cuban refugee families that streamed into southern Florida at the time of and just after the Castro’s Cuban revolution of 1959 and was subsidized by authorities.
This collection contains the audio files and transcripts of oral history interviews with 19 individuals associated with Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School. These individuals were associated with Coral Way in the early days of the bilingual program in the 1960's or at the time of the interviews in 2008.
Memorandum to Lois Taylor, Director of Elementary Education Central District from J. L. Logan, Principal of Coral Way Elementary School, regarding the assignment of Mrs. Stepkin's 2nd grade class 1964-65, May 18, 1964
A Study Of Certain Aspects Of The Achievement Of Coral Way Elementary Pupils In The Bilingual Program, an Ed. D. project proposal submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee, School of Education, University of Miami by Mabel Wilson Richardson, May 14, 1964
Time distribution for grades one, two and three, vernacular and second language broken down into minutes