ERIC Number: ED270560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
South Bronx High School Computers in Bilingual Education 1984-1985. OEA Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
The Computers in Bilingual Education program at South Bronx High School (New York) completed its first year of operation in June, 1985. The program offered limited English speaking students computer-assisted instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts, social studies, math, and science, and also provided instruction in computer literacy. All students were Spanish-speaking, and most were recent immigrants. Despite setbacks in program implementation due to personnel turnover and problems in purchasing computer hardware and software, the program made progress toward achieving its objectives. Students who participated in the program received seven periods of academic instruction in ESL, native language arts, and bilingual content areas that paralleled the mainstream curriculum. Proposed objectives for student achievement in these areas were met fully only in English language courses. Efforts were made to integrate computer-assisted instruction within the academic program, principally within the ESL classes and the math lab. Although the program had problems getting parents to attend meetings, parents did visit the school regularly on an individual basis. Despite setbacks, the program provided students with some exposure to computer use while maintaining a stable, coherent, and consistent academic program. (KH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Urban Schools
Office of Educational Evaluation, 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)