ERIC Number: ED247334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Morris High School, New Directions for Bilingualism. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.
Cochran, Effie Papatzikou; Schulman, Robert
New Directions for Bilingualism, at Morris High School (Bronx, New York) completed the first year of a three year cycle in June 1983. The program, which served 300 newly-arrived, foreign-born, low income students, had as its major goals the improvement of participants' English language proficiency, development of their native language (Spanish) skills, and enhancement of their self-image. Program students were not isolated from the high school, but shared two periods per day with mainstream students. Instructional and noninstructinal support services were provided to program students; these were funded from a variety of sources. Supportive services included personal and academic counseling as well as home visits. Analysis of student achievement indicated that participants in New Directions met or surpassed program objectives in most areas. In addition, their attendance rate was considerably higher than that of non-program students in the same school. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: New York (Bronx)
Note: Prepared by the O.E.E. Bilingual Education Evaluation Unit.