ERIC Number: ED317082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Bilingual Program, 1988. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Rosenberg, Jan
The 1988 Summer Bilingual Program served 1,171 ninth- through twelfth-graders with limited English proficiency (LEP) at 10 New York City sites. Designed especially for the substantial number of LEP students who were overage for their grade, the program offered 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) and 17 bilingual content area classes in science, math, history, and social studies needed for graduation. Its objectives were to allow students to remain on or get back to their grade level, enable enrichment through additional school courses, and provide sufficiently mature and able students the opportunity to complete their high school programs in less than the normally required time. The program operated in conjunction with regularly-scheduled summer school sessions at each site. Program evaluation was accomplished by staff interviews and observation. Recommendations for program improvement include recruitment of licensed and/or experienced teachers, inclusion of staff development as an ongoing program element, and enlistment of the cooperation of home-school guidance counselors to improve initial screening and placement. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), History, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Placement, Summer Programs, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.