ERIC Number: ED298775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Seward Park High School Project CABES (Career Advancement through Bilingual Education Skills), 1986-1987. OEA Evaluation Report.
Cabrera, Eulalia; And Others
In its first year of extension beyond the 3-year funding cycle at Seward Park High School (New York City), Project CABES (Career Advancement through Bilingual Education Skills) provided career advancement skills to 236 low-income, limited-English-speaking Hispanic immigrant students. The program provided a career-oriented curriculum including typing, employability skills, word processing, and bilingual career workshops, and also provided bilingual content-area courses and courses in English as a second language. Support services included counseling, peer and teacher tutoring, and referrals to outside agencies. Cultural and extracurricular activities included a Latin American festival and club. Staff development included monthly program meetings, in-service programs, and local university courses, and parental involvement consisted of an advisory committee, participation in cultural events, and program office visits when needed. Analysis of student achievement data indicates: (1) English language objectives were met in fall and spring; (2) the Spanish language arts objective was not met, with high variability in individual student gains; (3) group achievement objectives were not met; (4) the overall passing rates were achieved; (5) attendance was significnatly higher than the schoolwide rate; and (6) the dropout rate was not greater than that of mainstream students. A continued search for alternatives to the limited space available is recommended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Skills, Career Development, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.