ERIC Number: ED218409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
South Bronx High School Bilingual Basic Skills Program. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
This report describes, presents demographic data for, and evaluates the effectiveness of a bilingual education program for 344 Hispanic students in South Bronx High School, New York. The program's goals include improvement of students' English and Spanish language skills, reinforcement of Hispanic cultural values and knowledge, enhancement of self esteem, and orientation to the culture and values that students confront in the United States. The instructional component of the program stresses early and gradual transition to a mainstream, English language program. This objective is pursued through intensive English as a second language instruction, as well as bilingual classes in science, mathematics, and social studies. The noninstructional component of the program includes emphases on curriculum and materials development, supportive services, staff development, parental and community involvement, and students' affective domain. Evaluations of students' academic performance indicate that in 1980-81, program participants who received instruction in English had higher pass rates than did those who received instruction in Spanish. This report provides several recommendations for more effective implementation of the bilingual program. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education Programs, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Maintenance, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Transitional Programs
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.