ERIC Number: ED311717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Nuevos Horizontes, James Monroe High School, 1987-1988. Evaluation Section Report. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Lista, Carlos
Proyecto Nuevos Horizontes (Project New Horizons) at James Monroe High School (New York City) served 328 students of limited English proficiency (LEP) in grades 9-12 during the final year of a 3-year funding cycle. The project's purpose was to build on the strengths of the school's extensive computer-assisted instructional program in order to develop instructional software and provide individualized computer-assisted instruction to supplement the bilingual education program. The bilingual education program consisted of English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and bilingually taught content area and business courses. Students were recent arrivals from Spanish-speaking countries. Half the students left the program within a year, and one-third stayed for 2 years. The project met its objectives in ESL, NLA, content area subjects, computer-assisted instruction, and attendance. The program did not provide data for assessing cultural heritage appreciation, staff development, or parental involvement objectives. The program's chief accomplishment was acquisition of appropriate instructional software in NLA and the content areas. Recommendations for improvement include: (1) increased contacts between bilingual and mainstream students through sponsored extracurricular activities; (2) development of ways to motivate students to rapidly enter the mainstream; and (3) gathering of data needed to evaluate all non-instructional objectives. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.