ERIC Number: ED337545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingualism in the Computer Age, 1989-90. Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Bilingualism in the Computer Age, a project of the New York City (New York) Board of Education, completed its fourth year (the 1989-90 school year) and was evaluated. The project offered 241 limited-English-proficient Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to study career and vocational subjects while improving their English and native language skills at Morris High School in the Bronx. The results of the evaluation indicate that the program was fully implemented and that students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), content area subjects, computer skills, career education, and health awareness. The project also offered staff development and parental involvement activities. The project met its ESL, attendance, and dropout prevention objectives. It partially met its content area subjects and computer training objectives, but did not meet its NLA objectives. Findings also show that due to lack of statistical data, career awareness, cultural heritage, and staff development objectives could not be assessed. Consequently, it is recommended that statistical data needed to measure all the objectives should be provided, and that the computer training objectives should be modified in order to become more realistic. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Career Counseling, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Language Arts, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
New York City Public Schools, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 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: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; New York City Board of Education