ERIC Number: ED310609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Project CABE 1986-1987: O.E.A. Evaluation Section Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
The report describes first-year activities of Project CABE (Content-Area Bilingual Education) which aims to improve instruction and increase parental involvement for limited-English-proficient Spanish-speaking students with handicapping conditions in grades 4 through 9. During its first year the project served 308 students attending 25 public schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Project resource teachers met with a minimum of eight classroom teachers each week. They provided assistance in lesson planning, developed Spanish and English behavioral objectives for the content areas, identified and distributed suitable teaching materials and curricula, provided classroom demonstration lessons, assisted in the implementation of students' Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) mediated between target teachers and special education personnel, aided in developing and conducting teacher and parent training activities, and facilitated access to and use of the Regional Second Language Acquisition Centers. The project also held eight workshops on such topics as choosing the language for instruction and language assessment in a preventive-prereferral mode. Audiovisual and instructional materials in English as a Second Language were purchased and used at the Centers. The project also produced a manual and provided 35 tuition grants to teachers receiving special training. Recommendations for the next year include holding of parent and teacher workshops at local schools. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.