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ERIC Number: ED218400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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