ERIC Number: ED336483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education and Academic/Career Outreach for Newcomers (Project BEACON). 1989-90 Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Project Bilingual Education and Academic/Career Outreach for Newcomers (BEACON) was evaluated at the completion of its final year (1989-90) of funding under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Offering services to limited-English-proficient (LEP) students who were speakers of Chinese, Spanish, and Korean. During the 1989-90 year, 1,087 students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Native Language Arts (NLA), bilingual content areas, and career subjects. The project also developed instructional materials and offered staff development and parental involvement activities. Project BEACON was implemented at John Bowne, Newton, Francis Lewis, and Forest Hills High Schools (Queens). It met the following objectives: (1) ESL, (2) NLA, (3) content area subjects, (4) career education, (5) dropout prevention, (6) curriculum development, and (7) parental involvement. Statistical data are presented in one table. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Career Education, Chinese, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Korean, Limited English Speaking, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, 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 Beacon
Note: For the 1988-89 report, see ED 323 747.