ERIC Number: ED318240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Institute for Career Exploration (ICE), 1988. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Rosenberg, Jan
In its fourth year, the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) component of the Summer Institute for Career Exploration (ICE) program was funded by the federal government's Emergency Immigrant Education Assistance program. Program goals were to help recent immigrants develop English language skills, introduce students to high school requirements and expectations, and familiarize them with the world of work. The program also helped parents develop English skills at parent literacy centers. About 1,250 students from 20 countries participated, including newly-arrived immigrants and limited-English-proficient (LEP) students already enrolled in high school bilingual or ESL programs. Thirty of 34 participating schools had an ESL component consisting of a classroom-based curriculum in July and a choice of a 2-week cultural program or 4-week internship in August. Students received credit if they took the Occupational Education examination administered to all participants and successfully completed the program. Few LEP students took the exam and a small proportion passed. Program weaknesses include tying the ESL curriculum to an occupational education course, isolating cultural experiences in a separate, optional unit, lengthy student preparation for the program, and inadequately trained teachers. Strengths include staff commitment and staff development resources. A variety of recommendations for improvement are made. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Exploration, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Immigrants, Internship Programs, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, Second Language Instruction, Social Services, Student Adjustment, Summer Programs, 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.