ERIC Number: ED245050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Bushwick High School, "A Warm Welcome." O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.
Collazo-Levy, Dora; Sica, Michael
Project "A Warm Welcome," in the last of a 3-year funding cycle, provided instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish language skills, as well as bilingual instruction in mathematics, science and social studies, to 250 Hispanic students at Bushwick High School, Brooklyn, New York. The principal goals of the program were to expedite the acquisition of those English language skills necessary for full mainstreaming by the senior year of high school, and to provide career awareness training. Title VII funds provided for administrative and support services staff, while instructional services and paraprofessional assistance were funded from other sources. The project developed an integrated core curriculum for ESL, science, social studies, mathematics, and career awareness. Student supportive services consisted of college and career preparation, individual counseling, and referrals to outside agencies. Staff development and parent participation activities were also supported by Project Adelante. Student evaluation data indicate that, with the exception of mathematics performance, participants achieved significant gains in English language skills, in Spanish reading, and in content areas and business/vocational courses. The attendance rate for program students was also significantly higher than that of the general school population. (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.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)