ERIC Number: ED234123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Project A.B.C. (Bronx Academic Bilingual Career Program). O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1981-1982.
Collazo-Levy, Dora; And Others
Project A.B.C. (Academic Bilingual Career Program) is a multisite project serving new immigrant students at three different high schools in the Bronx, New York: Vietnamese (Chinese ethnics) at Theodore Roosevelt, Italians at Christopher Columbus, and Cubans and Dominicans at John F. Kennedy high schools. Project students are incorporated into the schools' regular bilingual programs, and receive additional special resources. As well as attending ESL and native language arts classes, participants take content-area subjects (mathematics, science, social studies) in their native language. Analysis of the program's first year of operation found that most students met program objectives in English syntax. Performance in other areas was variable. This evaluation report attributes failures to meet objectives to organizational and administrative difficulties and provides a number of recommendations regarding: (1) the development of career resource centers at each site; (2) completion of implementation of the curriculum development component within the Italian bilingual program; (3) curriculum development and location of Vietnamese-speaking teachers for program students at Roosevelt High; and (4) continued efforts toward developing an instrument to measure native language ability for the Vietnamese students. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.