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ERIC Number: ED317083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Methodologies of Bilingual Instruction in Literacy Education. Project MOBILE, 1987-1988. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Plotkin, Donna
The Methodologies of Bilingual Instruction in Literacy Education (MOBILE) project served 359 native Spanish- and Haitian Creole/French-speaking students at 2 high schools in its first year of funding. The project provided supplementary instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and bilingual mathematics, science, and social studies. Non-instructional components included academic and personal counseling, tutoring, career and college advisement, communication with families of participating students, staff development activities, curriculum development, basic skills courses for parents, and cultural trips. The project met its ESL, staff development, and attendance objectives. The proposed content area objective was met at one school in one semester and at the other school in both semesters. The curriculum development objective was partially met. Lack of data made it impossible to evaluate the following: Spanish NLA, computer science, grade retention, staff awareness of pupil needs and problems, referral to special programs, and parent involvement. Delays and lack of appropriate space were problems. Recommendations for program improvement include exchange of ideas between resource specialists and paraprofessionals, allocation of appropriate spaces at both sites, arrangement for computer science courses at both sites, and hiring of a full-time bilingual guidance counselor. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.