ERIC Number: ED229493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Bushwick High School. "A Warm Welcome," 1981-1982. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
Sjostrom, Barbara R.; And Others
Project "A Warm Welcome" at Bushwick High School in New York City is a comprehensive Spanish-English bilingual/bicultural program that provides instruction in English as a second language; bilingual instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, and other content areas; and career awareness training for Spanish speaking ninth to eleventh grade students of limited English proficiency. This report describes the program as it was implemented in 1981-82, and discusses the program context; participants; instructional components and activities; non-instructional components such as counseling, curriculum development, parent involvement, and staff development; and evaluation. Evaluation findings indicate that, in general: (1) program objectives for English were met; (2) students did not demonstrate significant gains in Spanish reading; (3) program objectives for mathematics, science, and social studies were met by some grades but not by others; (4) there were no significant gains in career awareness; (5) the attendance rate for program participants was higher than the school-wide attendance rate; and (6) program personnel demonstrated commitment and competence in their work. Recommendations for program improvement are presented. Characteristics of the courses offered in the program are described in the appendix. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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