ERIC Number: ED234130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Seward Park High School. Washington Irving High School. Chinese Bilingual Education Program, 1981-1982. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
Torres, Judith A.; And Others
The Chinese Bilingual Education Program operates at Seward Park and Washington Irving high schools in New York City. The program offers instructional and supportive services to native Chinese speakers of limited English proficiency. This report describes the program's history, philosophy, organization and staffing, funding, and goals and objectives; outlines activities undertaken in both its instructional and noninstructional components; and presents evaluation findings for 1981-82, the program's second year. It is concluded that most participating students at both schools surpassed program objectives in English, equalled or surpassed objectives in mathematics, science, social studies, and in business and vocational education, and performed well in their native language courses. In addition, the average attendance rate of program students exceeded the school average by 20 percent. In noninstructional areas, a biology text was developed for classroom use, and a translation of general science curriculum materials was begun. Academic and personal counseling was available to students, and family workers made home visits to parents when necessary. In turn, parents were generally responsive, attending program meetings and participating in the voluntary advisory committee. Development activities for staff included workshops, staff meetings, conferences, and university courses. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Business Education, Chinese, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Staff Development, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.