ERIC Number: ED347237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Career Awareness Program (Project CAP). 1990-91 Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of New York City Public Schools' Career Awareness Program (Project CAP), which served middle school (grades 6 through 9) economically disadvantaged Asian American students of limited English proficiency. The program served 222 students in 2 middle schools, 97.7 percent of whom were eligible for the Free Lunch Program. The Project targeted schools with a large population of immigrant students from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The project provided instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts, and bilingual instruction in content area subjects. The students were also offered intensive computer classes. In addition, the project aimed to increase students', as well as parents', awareness of career opportunities. Evaluation of the program was based on demographic data, citywide student test scores, and interviews with and surveys of the program director. Project CAP's career education component was particularly valuable in helping students become familiar with the U.S. employment system, and the Project provided a strong family program. Project CAP was fully implemented at one site and partially implemented at the other site because of the lack of bilingual staff at that site. The project met its objectives in all areas. One appendix summarizes the data collection and analysis procedures. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Awareness, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Profiles, 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
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: Language Minorities; New York City Board of Education; Project CAP NY