ERIC Number: ED189247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
E.S.E.A. Title VII Multilingual Program, S.U.B.E., AVANTI, and HABILE. Final Report, 1978-1979.
Carin, Arthur A.
Separate evaluations of three Title VII bilingual education programs carried out in elementary and junior high schools in Brooklyn, New York, are presented in this report. The programs are S.U.B.E. (Success Under Spanish Bilingual Education); AVANTI (an approach to Italian bilingual education); and HABILE (Haitian Bilingual Education), which taught both Creole and French (as well as English) to participating students. For each program, objectives regarding instruction, curriculum, staff development, and parent involvement are described. Evaluation design and data analysis procedures are also outlined. Previous evaluation findings are reviewed and comments are offered on compliance with their recommmendations. Physical setting, materials and equipment, parent involvement, and adherence to Federal Title VII guidelines are evaluated for each of the programs. It is concluded that: (1) S.U.B.E. was a success and should be refunded in its present form; (2) AVANTI was successful, but should shift its foci to parent education regarding children's career possibilities, expanded bilingual guidance counseling, and materials development; and (3) HABILE should be refunded, but improvements in the areas of student participation, staff language usage and English competency, student instructional grouping, and curriculum development should be sought. Appended to the report are observation and evaluation forms and personal resumes of the evaluators. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community School District 32, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; New York (Brooklyn)
Note: For a related document see ED 181 118.