ERIC Number: ED317078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project Go-For-It, 1987-1988. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; De Megret, Wendy
In the first year of a 3-year funding cycle, Project Go-For-It, a multisite bilingual education project, provided instructional and support services to 292 gifted and talented limited-English-proficient speakers of Haitian Creole/French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian at 3 high schools. The project's aim was to provide individualized instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and content area subjects. Project Go-For-It met its ESL objective, but did not meet stated content area course objectives. Non-instructional objectives that were accomplished include attendance rate and staff development. It was not possible to assess whether objectives in parent involvement and guidance and counseling were met. Stated objectives for curriculum and test development were not met. Program weaknesses include insufficient intersite coordination, inadequate space for the resource center at two sites, and an unrealistic criterion for content area passing grades. Program strengths include successful implementation of the ESL component and staff development activities. Recommendations for improvement include an improved passing criterion for content area courses, coordination of site activities to ensure similar duties among personnel and promote the exchange of ideas, and additional encouragement for parent participation in project-sponsored activities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Counseling, Chinese, Computer Science, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, French, Gifted, Haitian Creole, High Schools, Individualized Instruction, Italian, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Spanish Speaking, Test Construction, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vietnamese
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.