ERIC Number: ED318241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual/E.S.L. Materials Development, Grades 1-8, 1987. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Friedman, Grace Ibanez
New York City's program in Bilingual/E.S.L. Materials Development, Grade 1-8 was established to develop and/or update curricula and informational materials relevant to bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language instruction. Curriculum development teams worked on independent activities. The project had 10 proposed curriculum initiatives, but the teams attempted 14 individual projects. One project was completed by the end of the funding cycle, two were completed after the funding period, one was dropped to avoid duplication of efforts, several were very close to completion, and the remaining projects were drafted with a projected 1988 completion date. Recommendations for program improvement include selection of more projects that focus on updating rather than developing curricula, concentration on fewer projects using more full-time staff, appointment of a review panel to guide and advise project staff, requiring dissemination of products by all projects, use of word processing to speed publication, and additional printing resources for more timely production. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.