ERIC Number: ED370924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Project Unity: Short-Term Training Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
This report documents the evaluation of Project Unity, a New York City short-term teacher inservice training program designed to improve teacher competence in providing instruction to children of limited English proficiency (LEP). The Project served a total of 119 teachers of LEP students in both special and general education classes in 18 elementary or junior high schools. The year under review stressed implementation of programming. Project teachers participated in a seminar series presented by experienced consultants. The seminars focused on the selection and development of a collaborative model for each school and serving bilingual students through mainstreaming, curriculum and instructional adaptations, individualizing instruction, increasing multicultural awareness, and consultation between general and special education teachers. Data were collected through the use of a Likert-like scale and field visits made by an OREA evaluation consultant. Results indicated the Project met all its objectives. Based on the evaluation's findings, several recommendations were made and are included in this report. Materials distributed to participants, Likert Scales, and observations by the OREA consultant are appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mainstreaming, Multicultural Education, Professional Training, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Seminars, Special Needs Students, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Models
Dr. Tomi Deutsch Berney, Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 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; Model Development; New York City Board of Education; Program Objectives; Project Unity NY