ERIC Number: ED318238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Bilingual Education and Career Awareness Program. Project BECA, 1987-88. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Alvarez, Rosalyn
Project BECA (the Bilingual Education and Career Awareness program) served 346 students at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in New York City in its second year of extension funding. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), content area subjects, bilingual industrial arts, and business education. The program also provided counseling, staff development, curriculum development, and extracurricular and parent involvement activities. Although students at all grade levels made significant gains in English language proficiency, only advanced students met the proposed ESL objective. The NLA objective was met. Science and business education objectives were met in both semesters, and the social studies objectives were met in the spring semester. Inadequate information was available on the industrial arts and suspension objectives. Attendance, staff development, and guidance and counseling objectives were met. Curriculum development and extracurricular activity objectives were only partially achieved, and mathematics and parental involvement objectives were not met. Recommendations for program improvement include assignment of a family assistant to the program, offering of the same vocational and career concentration courses offered to mainstream students, improved coordination of efforts, more comprehensive programming for overage students, and easier student access to nursery facilities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Career Awareness, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Extracurricular Activities, Federal Programs, Industrial Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Staff Development, Urban 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.