ERIC Number: ED336481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Asian and Arabic Mediated Enrichment Resource and Instructional Career Awareness (Project AMERICA). 1989-90 Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Asian and Arabic Mediated Enrichment Resource and Instructional Career Awareness (Project AMERICA) was evaluated at completion of its third year (1989-90) of funding under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), bilingual content area classes, and occupational studies. The project also offered staff development, curriculum development, and parental involvement activities. Due to a significant reduction in immigration from Arabic-speaking countries, the project served only limited-English-proficient Chinese students during 1989-90. It served 418 students attending Lafayette High School and Fort Hamilton High School (Brooklyn). The program met its objectives in the following areas: (1) attendance, (2) dropout prevention, (3) career advisement, (4) career workshops, (5) field trips, (6) parental involvement, and (7) curriculum development. The content teaching objective was partially met. Objectives in cultural and career awareness, attitude toward school, and staff awareness and development were not met. Data to assess the NLA objective were not available. The ESL objective could not be assessed as proposed, but its objectives were met in principle. Revision of the ESL objective was recommended to conform with actual practice in the schools. Statistical data are presented in two tables. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Career Education, Chinese, Cultural Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, 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 AMERICA NY
Note: For the 1988-89 report, see ED 320 430.