ERIC Number: ED381942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Career Awareness Resources for Exceptional Students (Project CARES), 1993-94. Final Evaluation Report. OER Report.
Career Awareness Resources for Exceptional Students (Project CARES) is an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its fourth year in 1993-94. The project served 65 Spanish-speaking students (ages 14-21) of limited English proficiency in two schools in the Bronx, New York. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language; native language arts; and the content areas of mathematics, science, and social studies. The project stressed career awareness and computer literacy, emphasizing the attainment of independent life skills. Staff development workshops were offered, focusing on multicultural education, computer-assisted instruction, interpersonal relationships, classroom management, and infusion of career education. The project also sponsored a variety of parental involvement activities. Project CARES met its objectives for native language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, career education, computer skills, occupational awareness, career conferences, self-esteem, dropout prevention, attendance, cognitive maps, staff development, and curriculum development. Recommendations for program improvement are offered. Appendices include lists of instructional materials, schedules of instruction, and questionnaires. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Independent Living, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston St., Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education; Project CARES NY
Note: Prepared by the Bilingual, Multicultural, and Early Childhood Evaluation Unit. Funds were provided by the Transitional Bilingual Education Grant. For the 1992-93 report, see ED 372 550.