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ERIC Number: ED231919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Project Parents: Awareness, Education, Involvement Program. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1981-1982.
Lehman, Sheila; Frischholz, Edward J.
The Project Parents: Awareness, Education, Involvement Program is an educational program which is conducted by the New York City Schools and involves 144 parents with children in elementary level bilingual education programs or eligible for such programs. While the focus of the program is on parents, its goal is the enhanced educational achievement of the children. Through a structured program of classes, workshops, and technical assistance, as well as a variety of participatory experiences, parents receive instruction in English as a second language, preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma, and lessons in effective communication. Also emphasized in the program are staff and curriculum development. Assessment of the program in its second year shows that (1) the project is received positively by school administrators and other staff members; (2) the program seems conceptually well-grounded, genuinely innovational, and potentially able to address the unmet needs for participation, training, and support among parents of bilingual children, with great success; (3) classroom sessions and workshops are well structured; (4) staff members function at a high level of professionalism; and (5) the parental participation component of the program is highly successful. Suggestions for full implementation, instructional materials, and other workshop evaluation materials are included in this report. (AOS)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Limited English Speaking, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.