ERIC Number: ED347242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: 0
Career Awareness and Resource Education Program for Hispanic Bilingual High School Students (Project CARE). 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 and Resource Education Program for Hispanic Bilingual High School Students (Project CARE), which served poor immigrant students. The program operated at 2 high schools (1 in Brooklyn and 1 in Queens) and included 491 students who were eligible for the Free Lunch Program. The Project provided students with English as a Second Language (ESL); native language arts (NLA); bilingual instruction in content areas and pre-occupational subjects; and art, music, and physical education using ESL techniques. The Project aimed to provide academically deficient students of limited English proficiency with the intensive instructional and support services necessary to insure optimum academic and career achievement. Evaluation of the program was based on demographic data, citywide student test scores, and interviews with and surveys of the program director. Project CARE was fully implemented; and it met its objectives for awareness of U.S. culture, career conference, guidance counseling, attitudes toward school, curriculum development, and parental involvement. It partially met its objective for dropout rate. The project did not meet its objectives for ESL, NLA, content areas subjects, attendance, and attitude toward heritage. One appendix summarizes the data collection and analysis procedures. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Awareness, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Profiles, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, 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
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 CARE NY