ERIC Number: ED262123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-30
Project HAPTT: Haitian Parent and Teacher Training Program. Program Evaluation, 2nd Year. Final Report.
Joseph, Carole Berotte; Blot, Richard K.
Project HAPTT (Haitian Parent-Teacher Training) is a training program for educators and community members in New York City who work with limited-English proficient Haitian students in Haitian Creole/French-English bilingual programs. The project represents a comprehensive effort to attack the problems encountered by Haitian students and parents in the New York public school system. This evaluation of the second year of Project HAPTT's operation at City College of New York was conducted using information gathered from September 1982, to August 1983. The evaluators found that the Project continued to function much as it did during the first year, and complied with the specifications of its grant proposals. The first of the Project's two major divisions, the College Component, assists college students interested in education to get special training towards a bachelors degree in elementary education, with a bilingual (Haitian-Creole) concentration. The achievement levels of the 1982-83 freshmen were found to be well above average, and all the students interviewed praised the help and concern of Project staff. All the courses developed by the Project were found to have been completely institutionalized, ensuring that the degree program will continue to be offered after the grant period. The second major component of the Project, which attempts to provide Haitian parents with the skills they need to meet their responsibilities, consists largely of outreach activities. The evaluators found that the links between this component and the Training Component were continuing to increase, especially as trainees have become more involved in outreach. Under the leadership of HAPTT's Advisory Committee, the Parent Component launched a campaign to focus community attention on the needs of Haitian children, entitled "The Haitian Child: Struggling for a Future." (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)