ERIC Number: ED371077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing Optional Infused Career Education for Students in High School Bilingual Programs (Project CHOICE). Final Evaluation Report 1992-93. OREA Report.
Project CHOICE was an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its fifth and final year of operation at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn and Springfield Gardens High School in Queens (both in New York City). In 1992-93 the project served 364 students of limited English proficiency. Participants received instruction in English as a second language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and content areas. Career awareness was an integral part of programming. Staff development was provided through meetings and a tuition reimbursement program. An active parent component included ESL classes, conferences, and school functions, although stimulating participation was difficult. Most objectives were met, although the project did not meet its ESL objective and could not fully evaluate its parent component because of a lack of data. Recommendations include augmenting peer-support groups, encouraging parent participation, extending site resources, and collecting complete evaluation data. Seven tables present evaluation findings, and two appendixes list instructional materials and class schedules. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Career Awareness, Career Education, Disadvantaged Youth, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Staff Development
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
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: Choosing Optional Infused Career Education NY; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; New York City Board of Education; Transitional Bilingual Education Programs