ERIC Number: ED202934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Seward Park High School Chinese Bilingual-Bicultural Program. ESEA Title VII, Final Evaluation Report, 1979-1980.
Irizarry, Ruddie A.; And Others
This is an evaluation of the fifth year of a Title VII bilingual/bicultural program that was conducted for Chinese speaking students at a New York City High School. A demographic analysis of the school's neighborhood (Manhattan's Lower East Side) and a discussion of participating students' characteristics are provided. The project's philosophy, organization and structure are described. Instructional components of the program are reviewed including: (1) student placement; (2) English as a second language; (3) native language classes; (4) bilingual classes; (5) transition to mainstream classes; and (6) funding of the instructional component. Non-instructional components covered include: (1) curriculum development; (2) supportive services; (3) staff development; (4) parental and community involvement; and (5) affective domain. Tables provided show students' performance and achievement in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and native language skills, and also document student attendance figures. It is concluded that the program achieved its overall goals in the areas of student academic performance, bicultural coping skills, mainstreaming, and the development of effective student/staff parent relations. A number of recommendations for extending the program are offered. (APM)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Chinese, Chinese Americans, Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, English (Second Language), High Schools, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII