ERIC Number: ED336480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing Optional Infused Career Education for Students in High School Bilingual Programs (Project CHOICE). 1989-90 Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Project CHOICE is described, which is an initiative of the New York City Public Schools to provide limited-English-proficient (LEP) Spanish-speaking and Haitian Creole/French-speaking students with instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL); Native Language Arts (NLA); and bilingual content area, career education, and computer subjects. The project was implemented at Fort Hamilton High School (Brooklyn) and Springfield Gardens High School (Queens) with funding from Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In 1989-90, the second program year, Project CHOICE served 377 students, and was considered fully implemented. The students came from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Central America, South America, and Haiti. In addition to academic, career, and computer subjects for students, non-instructional services were offered, including staff development, parental involvement, and dropout prevention. One school was able to provide a fully equipped computer resource center for these students; the other had a fully equipped bilingual enrichment center. The program met the following objectives: (1) ESL, (2) NLA, (3) career education, (4) staff development, (5) parental involvement, and (6) dropout prevention. It partially met the content area objectives. Recommendations were made to enhance bilingual science education and bilingual counseling. One table of statistical data summarizes student achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Career Education, Computer Science Education, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, French, Haitian Creole, High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Spanish 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
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; New York City Board of Education; Project CHOICE