ERIC Number: ED310638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Career Advancement through Bilingual Education Skills. Project CABES, 1987-1988.
Berney, Tomi D.; Velazquez, Clara
This report evaluates Project CABES (Career Advancement through Bilingual Education Skills) during its second year of extension of a federal funding cycle at New York's Seward Park High School. The major goal of Project CABES was to provide career advancement skills to 250 Hispanic 9th- through 12-grade students of limited English proficiency interested in a career-oriented rather than academic curriculum. Courses included typing, employability skills, word processing, and bilingual career workshops. The project also provided bilingual content area, English as a Second Language (ESL), and native language arts (NLA) courses. The program achieved its proposed objectives in ESL, typing, the first job skills course, and word processing. Objectives were not met in the second job skills course or the NLA course, and they were met in only one content area course. The attendance and some staff development objectives were met, but the parental involvement objective could not be assessed. Content area class performance dropped from the previous year. Program strengths include a successful career advancement program, high level of staff development activity, and efforts to improve parental and student attendance. Recommendations for program improvement include allocation of a larger office space, computer repairs and service contract, and publicity of the content of the computer mathematics course. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Awareness, Counseling Services, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Job Skills, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Staff Development, Tutorial Programs, Typewriting, Vocational Education, Word Processing
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.