ERIC Number: ED279776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Bilingual Education and Career Awareness Program, 1985-1986. OEA Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
In 1985-86, the Bilingual Education and Career Awareness (BECA) Program at Adlai Stevenson High School (Bronx, New York) completed the final year of a three-year funding cycle. The program offered a bilingual academic and industrial arts/vocational education program to 250 Hispanic students of limited English proficiency (LEP) in grades 9-12. The program's main goals were to increase students' English and Spanish proficiency, to help them meet high school graduation requirements, and to sharpen their vocational goals. Title VII provided funds for administrative and support services staff; other personnel, including the project director and classroom teachers, were funded through other means. In addition to regular academic and language classes, Project BECA provided student support services (including individual and group guidance sessions) and conducted successful staff development and parent participation activities. In general, Project BECA achieved its primary academic and career awareness goals and is effectively integrated with the school's activities. Most instructional goals were met (the achievement scores of program participants were high) and students met proposed objectives in attendance and dropout reduction. This report includes recommendations for a new program, and appendices which provide supplementary data on staff, students, and course offerings, a student publication, and an outline of a bilingual course in recordkeeping. (KH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Industrial Arts, Limited English Speaking, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
Office of Educational Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, 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)