ERIC Number: ED310640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Bilingual Pupil Services (B.P.S.), 1987-88.
Berney, Tomi D.; Sjostrom, Barbara R.
The Bilingual Pupil Services Program is a long-standing state-funded project in New York City. During the 1987-88 school year, it provided supportive bilingual instruction to 1,875 Haitian, Hispanic, and Chinese children of limited English proficiency enrolled in 78 classes at 30 participating schools in 4 boroughs. The program had a clearly articulated and rigorous selection system for placement sites and participating paraprofessionals. It provided inservice training to 78 bilingual paraprofessionals and helped them complete bachelor's degrees in education for licensing as bilingual teachers. The program met its objectives in English and native language reading, mathematics, staff development activities, parent training, and facilitation of coordination among district and school personnel. Recommendations for program improvement include providing release time for cooperating teachers to attend monthly workshops, development of additional reading and writing materials in Haitian Creole, and augmentation of the paraprofessionals' training in computer education. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Chinese, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Haitian Creole, Haitians, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, Native Language Instruction, On the Job Training, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, State Aid, Teacher Aides, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)