ERIC Number: ED250431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Project A.B.C. Bronx Academic Bilingual Career Program, 1982-1983. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
DiMartino, Vincent James; Schulman, Robert
This multi-site program, in its final year of a two-year funding cycle, provided special resources and supportive services to approximately 200 recently arrived students of limited English proficiency in grades 9-12 at three Bronx (New York) high schools. The project served Vietnamese (Chinese ethnics), Italians, and Hispanics. Services provided by each school, as well as student placement policy, differed among sites. However, all project students were incorporated into each school's regular bilingual program and received instruction in English as a Second Language and native language skills and, where available, bilingual content area instruction. Mainstreaming was done gradually and on an individual basis. The project's stated goal was to "let students acquire practical skills and understand the ways in which bilingualism could work for them." Pre-occupational training was to be offered in students' native languages, but this project component was not implemented. Instructional and supportive services provided under the program included curriculum development, vocational guidance, and extracurricular and career-oriented activities for students. Other components of the program focused on staff development and parent participation. Student achievement data indicate varying degrees in the mastery of objectives and in course performance. In two schools, the attendance rates of program participants were higher than those of the overall school population. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Development, Career Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Italian Americans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Transitional Programs, Vietnamese People
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 (New York); Project ABC NY
Note: Published by the O.E.E. Bilingual Education Evaluation Unit. For a related document, see ED 234 123.