ERIC Number: ED317080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Project Triunfe, 1987-88. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Watson, Heriberto
In its fifth year of funding, Project TRIUNFE served 413 limited-English-proficient speakers of Spanish, French/Haitian Creole, Asian languages, and Polish at John Jay High School in Brooklyn. The program's aim was to supplement the high school's transitional bilingual education program, emphasizing computer instruction, partial English immersion, vocational training, job placement, and counseling. The program provided English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction to all students, native language arts to Hispanic and Haitian students, and bilingual content area instruction to Hispanic students. It also offered computer literacy and computer-assisted instruction in ESL, Spanish and French native language arts (NLA), and content areas. Staff development and parent involvement activities were included in the program. Project TRIUNFE accomplished its stated objectives in non-instructional areas (attendance, staff development, parent involvement, and most areas of curriculum and materials development), ESL, most aspects of NLA instruction, and most content area classes. Recommendations for program improvement include three daily periods of instruction for beginning ESL students, computer upgrading, provision of more individualized and/or small group instruction, and continued attempts to increase parent participation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Science Education, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Extracurricular Activities, Federal Programs, French, Haitian Creole, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Job Placement, Limited English Speaking, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Spanish, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.