ERIC Number: ED260158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition Program for Refugee Children, 1983-1984. O.E.A. Evaluation Section Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The second year of operation of the Transition Program for Refugee Children (T.P.R.C.) is evaluated in this report. The program provides classes in English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) or content area instruction with an E.S.L. approach specifically designed to improve students' English language listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities. The program also attempts to acclimatize students to American life and culture. Available data suggests that T.P.R.C. students are progressing in their knowledge of English syntax and mathematics. Generalizations about progress of the whole group are tentative, due to problems experienced in collecting information. Difficulties were aggravated further by the late receipt of funds. A further problem was that of identifying refugee students. The Immigration and Naturalization Service decides who should be awarded refugee status, but there is no accepted definition of refugee. (RDN)
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)