ERIC Number: ED318242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
New York City Bilingual Technical Assistance Center (BETAC), 1987-88. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Sjostrom, Barbara R.
The New York City Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center provided technical assistance and training to members of the instructional and administrative staffs working with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students throughout the city's 32 community school districts and the division of high schools. Specifically, in 1987-88 the program successfully: (1) provided technical assistance to schools with large numbers of LEP students; (2) planned and implemented citywide conferences for LEP students' parents speaking Chinese, Greek, Spanish, and Russian; (3) provided technical assistance to improve identification and placement of LEP students in bilingual education and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs; (4) provided technical assistance to bilingual/ESL programs to improve delivery of instructional services; (5) provided assistance to improve program evaluation; (6) planned and implemented the citywide Spanish spelling bee; (7) sponsored a statewide institute for supervisors and administrators on LEP student needs; and (8) conducted a citywide needs assessment and staff development project in mathematics and science for district personnel working with LEP students. Recommendations include exploring ways of addressing participants' requests for future workshops and developing a separate evaluation form for the parent conferences. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.