ERIC Number: ED212718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Community Consumer Newsletter Program, 1980-1981. Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The Community Consumer Newsletter Program (CCN), carried out in Bushwick High School (Brooklyn, New York), was designed to develop consumer skills among students and to pass on such skills to the community through bilingual (English/Spanish) newsletters. The 30 student participants, who were given stipends for their voluntary participation in CCN's after school activities, came from two groups: (1) low income Spanish speaking students with limited English proficiency, and (2) English/journalism students who were among the school's academic leaders. An evaluation was conducted to assess the program's success in each of the following categories: (1) student enrollment and attendance; (2) student learning and skill development; and (3) the production and distribution of consumer information materials. Because of cuts in funding, the program was not able to meet all of its objectives. Data collection problems also prevented the assessment of student achievement. Nonetheless, CCN staff concurred that the program was successful, as indicated by the development of good peer relations among student participants, positive community attitudes toward bilingual students, increased proficiency in English and writing skills among Spanish speaking students, increased awareness of consumer rights and responsibilities, and positive impact of the program on other areas of the curriculum. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: Limited English Speaking; New York (Brooklyn)