ERIC Number: ED238993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Bilingual Program in Auxiliary Services for High Schools, 1981-1982. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
Mirabito, Mary; Frischholz, Edward J.
In 1981-82, the bilingual program of New York City's Auxilliary Services for High Schools served 1335 out-of-school youth (mostly between the ages of 16-22) from Spanish, Chinese, Greek, Italian, and Haitian backgrounds. The program provided educational and support services to a variety of students including actual or potential dropouts, older persons who return to school to improve literacy skills and/or continue a formal education, students whose work and/or family responsibilities prevent participation in a traditional setting, and recent immigrants who are too old to complete the requirements of a regular high school program. Special features of the program are individualized, self-paced instruction, counseling (educational, vocational, and personal), placement services, and day and evening bilingual and English-as-a-second-language classes. Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data reveals that, in the main, the 1981-82 program successfully accomplished its major goals. First, it enabled students to prepare for the high school equivalency exam, improve their English language skills, and explore academic and vocational options. Service delivery was improved by staff development and training efforts, and materials and curriculum development projects were successfully undertaken. Finally, efforts to involve parents and the community in the program were successful. Materials and resources used for this program appear in appendices to this report. (CMG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Chinese Americans, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Greek Americans, Haitians, High School Equivalency Programs, Hispanic Americans, Individualized Instruction, Italian Americans, Limited English Speaking, Nontraditional Education, Out of School Youth, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Services, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.