ERIC Number: ED319254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Focused Russian Bilingual Instructional Program, 1988-89. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Gritzer, Glenn
In its fourth year, the computer-Focused Russian Bilingual Instructional Program provided instructional and support activities to 276 Russian-speaking students, most of whom are limited English proficient, at 4 public and 2 private high schools in Brooklyn. Instructional activities varied by site. Public school students took English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA) courses in Russian culture and literature, and content area (mathematics, science, and social studies) and business and vocational subjects taught bilingually or in English using ESL methodology. At private schools, the project offered individual and small-group tutorials in English and content areas. Additional program components included counseling, tutoring, vocational services, staff development, and parental involvement activities. The program met its objectives in ESL, NLA, content area subjects, and parental involvement, but did not provide sufficient data to assess the computer skills and student attitudes objectives. The project was found to be successful in providing English and native language instruction to recent Russian immigrants and in directly involving their parents or grandparents in activities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Computer Literacy, Counseling Services, Cultural Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Russian, Russian Literature, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Tutorial Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.