ERIC Number: ED250434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Bilingual Program in Auxiliary Services for High Schools, 1982-1983. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
Lehman, Sheila; Schulman, Robert
In 1982-83, this program provided instruction in English as a Second Language and bilingual instruction in four content areas to 1,690 Spanish, Chinese, Haitian, Greek, and Italian students of limited English proficiency (LEP) at eight daytime and eight evening learning centers located at 15 different sites throughout New York City. Created in 1972 as an offshoot of a monolingual alternative high school program, this bilingual program serves a target population which includes students aged 16-21 years or older. This year, 90 percent of these students were from low income families and 82 percent had never previously attended a New York City high school. The program's overall instructional goal was to provide these LEP students with the English language and cognitive skills necessary to allow them to pass a high school equivalency examination. In addition, the program aimed to provide students with employment and job training awareness and opportunities. Based on these goals, each learning center offered a range of educational and support (career and college counseling) services. Another important program goal was to encourage staff participation in training and development activities, including curriculum development. Also, parents of program students and some adult students were targeted for educational and other activities. Quantitative analysis of student achievement indicated that, for the most part, program participants made significant gains in English and some gains in native language skills. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Chinese Americans, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Greek Americans, Haitians, High School Equivalency Programs, Italian Americans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Transitional Programs, Urban Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)