ERIC Number: ED317050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Bilingual Academic Services and Integrated Career Systems Program: Project BASICS, 1987-1988. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Carey, Cecilia
The Bilingual Academic Services and Integrated Career Systems Program (Project BASICS) is a federally-funded program of instructional and support services provided to 122 students at a Queens high school. The program's aim was to develop English literacy skills and appreciation of cultural diversity, and to prepare students for the psychosocial dimensions of the workplace. The program provided instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) to all students, computer-assisted tutorials in ESL and mainstream content area, vocational classes, and social studies courses taught with an ESL approach. The program's non-instructional component included career orientation, conferences, and guidance and counseling. Most participants were recent immigrants. The project met its objectives in ESL and content-area learning, partially achieved its objectives in career-oriented activities and curriculum development, but failed to meet the attendance objective. Whether objectives were met in dropout rate, staff development, or parental involvement could not be determined. Recommendations for program improvement include attempts to increase student attendance and parent participation, and completion of curriculum materials. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Attendance, Bilingual Education, Career Counseling, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Guidance Programs, High Schools, Literacy, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.