ERIC Number: ED311719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Cpmputer Writing Skills for Limited English Proficient Students Project (COMPUGRAFIA.LEP), 1987-88. Evaluation Section Report. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Keyes, Jose
The Computer Writing Skills for Limited English Proficient Students Project (COMPUGRAFIA.LEP) was partially implemented in 1987-88, during the first year of a 3-year cycle. It is a staff development program serving 35 bilingual special education classes with 414 limited-English-proficient Hispanic students in 10 elementary schools in the Bronx. Project COMPUGRAFIA.LEP was designed to establish computer centers at all 10 sites but established centers at only 2 sites. The project met its objectives in native language arts, computer skills, and career education at two of the centers, but did not meet its English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), staff development, curriculum development, or parental involvement objectives. Recommendations include completing installation of the computers, establishing parent ESL classes, organizing a program advisory board, implementing staff development for the classroom teacher, and establishing a system for providing regular information about the program to the parents. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Special Education, Staff Development, Writing Instruction
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.