ERIC Number: ED218400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
South Shore High School Project VIBES. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
Project VIBES at South Shore High School in New York City is described in this report. The project is a transitional bilingual education program that emphasizes acculturation and the acquisition of English language skills while maintaining the native language and appreciation of the students' cultural heritage. As implemented in 1980-81, the program served several Haitians and some Chinese, Hebrew, and Spanish dominant students with limited English proficiency. The instructional component included English as a Second Language, native language classes, mathematics, science, social studies, and elective courses. The non-instructional component included program administration, curriculum development, counseling services, and provision for parent involvement. Evaluation indicated that: 1) student performance on a test of English syntax was short of the program's objectives, although some gains were demonstrated; 2) gains were reported in mathematics, science, and social studies; 3) achievement in native language courses was generally high; 4) most students demonstrated knowledge of their cultural heritage; and 5) program participants' attendance rates exceeded the average school rate. Recommendations for program improvement are presented in the report. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Chinese, Cultural Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Haitians, Hebrew, High Schools, Language Maintenance, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; French Creole; New York City Board of Education