ERIC Number: ED219492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Project LOUVERTURE. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
Project LOUVERTURE is a bilingual education program offering instructional and non-instructional services to Haitian high school students of limited English proficiency who have been identified as potential dropouts. Instruction includes English as a second language, native language skills, basic skills, content area subjects, and cultural education. Non-instructional services include guidance, staff development, curriculum development, and parental involvement. This report describes the project as it was implemented in 1980-81 and discusses such components as project organization; participants; instructional approaches; guidance services; curriculum development; and program evaluation. Evaluation results indicate that; (1) with a few exceptions, English syntax objectives were achieved; (2) program attendance rates were higher than school-wide rates; and (3) students and staff demonstrated positive attitudes concerning the program and its impact. The report observes that the program was not implemented as proposed (for example, the program did not identify potential dropouts and instead served any Haitian student of limited English proficiency; furthermore, the project staff emphasized development of self esteem and cultural awareness over academic achievement) and presents recommendations for program modification. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Awareness, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), French, Haitians, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, Teaching Methods
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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII