ERIC Number: ED298781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Theodore Roosevelt High School Project TEACH, 1986-1987. OEA Evaluation Report.
Martinez, Ana L.
Project TEACH (Technological Enrichment and Achievement for Cambodians and Hispanics), administered by Theodore Roosevelt High School's foreign languages and bilingual education department, was designed to provide newly arrived students with bilingual instruction in computer technology and business. In its third year, the program served 275 limited-English-speaking students from the Caribbean, Central America, and Cambodia in grade nine through eleven. The project offered a wide range of courses, including English as a second language (ESL), Spanish, bilingual content-area instruction, computer technology, and business. Computer use for academic preparation increased during the project. Lack of a Khmer-speaking teacher made individualized content-area instruction for Cambodians infeasible; however, Khmer-speaking paraprofessionals assisted students in courses taught in English. Academic, career, and personal counseling, staff development, and parental involvement were included in the program. Analysis of student achievement data indicates: (1) students met program objectives in ESL; (2) Spanish language program objectives were met; (3) course passing rate objectives were met for computer and keyboarding courses, but not for mathematics; and (4) the attendance rate for participants was higher than for mainstream students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Cambodians, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Counseling Services, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking, Student Characteristics
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.