ERIC Number: ED347241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Resource Instruction for the Development of Gainful Employment Skills (Project BRIDGES). 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' Bilingual Resource Instruction for the Development of Gainful Employment Skills Program (Project BRIDGES), which served poor immigrant high school students. The program operated at three Brooklyn high schools (Sheepshead Bay High School, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, and South Shore High School). It served 405 limited English proficiency students with instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), content area subjects, and vocational skills. The program served students from many cultures, who spoke a variety of native languages including Spanish, Haitian Creole, Russian, Hebrew, and Arabic. Evaluation of the program was based on demographic data, citywide student test scores, and interviews with and surveys of the program director. In its final year of implementation, Project BRIDGES was fully implemented; provided at-risk students with essential supportive services and individualized instruction; and met its objectives for ESL, NLA, vocational courses, career development, attendance, and graduation requirements. Two appendices summarize the data collection and analysis methods and list instructional materials. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Profiles, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
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 BRIDGES NY