ERIC Number: ED270549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Bilingual Education and Career Awareness Program 1984-1985. OEA Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
The Bilingual Education and Career Awareness Program (BECA) at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, The Bronx, completed the second of its 3-year funding cycle in June 1985. BECA offered a bilingual academic program with a business-technology (industrial arts) emphasis to 254 Hispanic ninth through twelfth graders of limited English proficiency (LEP) from Spanish-speaking homes. Main goals include increasing students' English and Spanish language proficiency, helping meet graduation requirements, developing career awareness and vocational aims, improving attendance, and lowering suspension rates. Full-year courses at three levels were offered in English as a second language (ESL), English reading, and Spanish for native speakers, along with a one-semester transitional course, and four one-semester enrichment courses for advanced students. Program objectives were assessed in English language and native language development, bilingual industrial arts and business education classes; and attendance and suspension rates. Objectives were met for English and Spanish language development, passing rates in business and industrial arts classes, attendance and suspension rates. Recommendations include: (1) hire a clerical staff member; (2) analyze low enrollment in some industrial arts courses; (3) increase activities of parental advisory committee; (4) implement previous recommendations; and (5) give first priority to strict compliance with program proposal. (MCK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Career Awareness, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Secondary School Curriculum, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Office of Educational Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)