ERIC Number: ED319255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Career Awareness Program. Project CAP, 1988-89. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Stern, Lucia
The Career Awareness Program (Project CAP) served 244 Chinese-speaking students, most of limited English proficiency, at 2 intermediate schools. The project's aim was to encourage students to stay in school by acquainting them with career opportunities available to high school graduates. Activities included bilingual career awareness classes, staff and curriculum development, supplementary activities for students, and parent outreach. Students took classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), and in native language arts (NLA). The project met its instructional objectives in ESL and content area courses. Data were insufficient for evaluating computer skills and NLA objectives. Non-instructional objectives in attendance and staff development were met. Staff members participated in teacher training conferences and workshops and enrolled in college courses. The program developed resource manuals, held parent workshops, organized conferences attended by representatives of business and industry, and conducted field trips to cultural centers and business sites, thus meeting objectives in curriculum development, parent involvement, and supplementary activities. Recommendations for program improvement include reduction of a noise problem at one site by rescheduling and relocating, integration of career awareness classes at one site by integration into regular school offerings, and provision of NLA instruction at both sites. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Awareness, Chinese, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Intermediate Grades, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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.