ERIC Number: ED331927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Reduction through Employment, Achievement, and Motivation. (Project Dream). 1989-90 Final Evaluation Report. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Project Dropout Reduction through Employment, Achievement, and Motivation (DREAM) provided 445 Spanish-speaking limited-English-proficient students with English-as-a-second-language (ESL), Native Language Arts (NLA), and bilingual content area courses at South Bronx High School (New York) during the 1989-90 school year. Project DREAM met its objectives in the following areas: (1) NLA; (2) attendance; (3) dropout prevention; (4) improving student self-image; (5) guidance counseling; (6) staff development; (7) curriculum development; and (8) parent involvement. The program partially met its objectives for ESL and content area subjects. A lack of statistical data prevented the assessment of the objective for suspension rate. The project's strength lay in providing support services which helped ease the students' transition to life in the United States and fostered pride in themselves and their native cultures. Statistical data are presented in one table. (FMW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Bilingual Education Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Urban Schools
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education