ERIC Number: ED218407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive High School Bilingual Program. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
This report describes, provides demographic data for, and evaluates the effectiveness of the Comprehensive High School Bilingual Program (C.H.S.B.P.), which provided staff and material resources to five high school Spanish, Chinese, and Italian bilingual programs in New York City. In 1980-81, C.H.S.B.P. served 468 students of limited English proficiency in Benjamin Franklin High School, Julia Richman High School, Lower East Side Prep, Park East High School, and Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. The program's goal was to help students to acquire basic English language skills and enter mainstream classes. Its most distinctive feature was a mini-school arrangement at each program site. In addition to instructional services, C.H.S.B.P. included a non-instructional component, focusing on curriculum and materials development, supportive services, staff development, parent and community involvement, and affecitve domain. Data presented in this report reveal that program implementation and thus student achievement varied considerably among the five participating schools. Nonetheless, it is concluded that overall goals of the program have been achieved, and that in areas such as curriculum development, C.H.S.B.P. has functioned as an exemplary program in bilingual secondary education. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Chinese, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Italian, Language Maintenance, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Scores, Self Concept, Spanish
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.