ERIC Number: ED234122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Project BABS (Bilingual Academic and Business Skills). O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1981-1982.
Torres, Judith A.; Puccio, Ignazio
Project BABS is a Title VII-funded comprehensive project designed to develop the business and basic skills of limited English proficient students of Chinese/Vietnamese, Greek, Russian, and Hispanic descent. Participating students come from six New York City high schools. Major program activities include career counseling, job internships with business enterprises, curriculum development, a computerized reading program, and parental involvement activities. Student objectives include the development of English syntax skills, English reading achievement, and the development of business skills through internships. This report describes Project BABS, discusses the implementation of both instructional and noninstructional components, and provides numerous tables of data on the performance of participating students from each of the six schools. Problems in meeting program objectives are attributed to its late start and to administrative difficulties. A number of suggestions are provided for improvement. Appended to the report are an implementation plan; an intern evaluation form; copies of the After School/Summer Internship Agreement and a student data card; and curriculum, activities, and resource information sheets. (GC)
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: New York City Board of Education; Project BABS NY