ERIC Number: ED318239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Career Awareness Program in Bilingual Education. Project CARIBE, 1987-88. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Cerf, Charlotte
In its first year of extension funding, Project CARIBE (Career Awareness in Bilingual Education) served 376 Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency at Eastern District High School (Brooklyn) and Far Rockaway High School (Queens). The program consisted of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction, native language arts (NLA), content area courses taught bilingually, and bilingual guidance counseling. A resource and computer center was established and activities were conducted in academic counseling, career education, career-related enrichment, and parental involvement through parent advisory councils, cultural festivals, and workshops on topics of parent interest. Curriculum development activities were scheduled. The project met its ESL objective. Assessment of the NLA objective was not possible, and content area course objectives were not met. Attendance and staff development objectives were met, but due to inadequate data, assessment of cultural awareness, attitudes toward school, career awareness, and parental involvement was not possible. The suitability of the objectives will be reviewed. Program strengths include the resource room's availability to students, computer use, development of computer software, and parent activities. Recommendations include use of a different evaluation method for career awareness, attitudes, and staff development; use of computer software developed in the program for other populations; and use of the resource room as a model for other programs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Career Awareness, Career Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Attitudes, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Industrial Arts, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, 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.