ERIC Number: ED331902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-18
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education: 1987-1990. Three Year Analysis.
Reyes, Luis O.; Pena-Barrero, Luis
This document analyzes trends in bilingual education in New York City Public Schools between 1987 and 1990. Statistical data were drawn from New York City Board of Education Consent Decree Compliance Reports and other school statistics. The following findings are included: (1) the number of all limited-English-proficient (LEP) students increased by 29.1 percent; (2) the number of LEP students entitled to bilingual education services increased by 6.8 percent; (3) the number of entitled Latino LEP students increased by 5.6 percent; (4) high Latino withdrawal rates are associated with insufficient bilingual education classes; (5) the number of bilingual education teachers, English-as-a-second-language teachers, and Spanish bilingual guidance counselors increased; (6) the total number of LEP students enrolled in bilingual programs increased; (7) vocational programs showed the greatest increase in bilingual programs; (8) alternative/special high schools have the highest percentage (12.2 percent) of LEP students receiving no bilingual education; and (9) while there were disturbing decreases in the number and percentage of LEP students receiving bilingual services in some community school districts, there was a major increase in the percentage of entitled LEP students receiving bilingual services in other districts, particularly in Queens. Statistical data are presented in 36 tables. (FMW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, School Statistics, Transitional Programs, Urban Schools
Aspira of New York, Inc., 332 East 149th St., Bronx, NY 10451.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspira, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Latinos; New York City Board of Education