ERIC Number: ED230639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual/Bicultural Demonstration Project for Teachers of Emotionally Disturbed Children. E.S.E.A. Title VII Annual Evaluation Report, 1981-82.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
This report is an evaluation of the Bilingual/Bicultural Demonstration Project for Teachers of Emotionally Disturbed Children, a program which supplemented the basic special education program by providing (1) staff training and consultation; (2) materials development, selection and evaluation; and (3) assistance in the diagnosis of educational needs and the prescription of instructional and management strategies. In 1981-82, the program offered services to five itinerant teachers who provided supplementary bilingual instruction to 211 emotionally handicapped (Spanish-speaking pupils with limited English proficiency in nine special schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens (New York City). The objectives of the program were to improve reading in English and Spanish, mathematics, science, and social studies for students in mid-elementary to high school levels. Evaluation of the project's fourth year results showed that pupil achievement objectives compared favorably to those of the previous years, and that proposed objectives were met in social studies and science, while the objectives were almost met for mathematics and oral English. The report offers recommendations toward enhancing program effectiveness, including the continued development and identification of materials appropriate for the population, and more cooperation between bilingual and monolingual special education staff. (AOS).
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, English (Second Language), Itinerant Teachers, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Multicultural Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Special Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.