ERIC Number: ED319256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Children's Project. B.C.P., 1988-89. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Gritzer, Glenn
The goals of the Bilingual Children's Project (B.C.P.) were to help students acquire skills in the English language content area subjects, critical thinking, and problem solving. In its first year, the project served 740 kindergarten through third grade students of limited English proficiency at 12 schools. Participants' native languages were Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. The program provided resource teachers and an educational assistant who demonstrated materials and consulted with participating schools. The program also arranged puppet shows as an adjunct to teaching and conducted staff development and parent involvement activities. Program objectives were met in English as a Second Language (ESL) at all grade levels, and in staff development. While no parent participation objectives had been set, parent involvement activities were provided. The project also expanded the original proposal to include puppet shows as a means of integrating content areas with ESL instruction. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Chinese, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Haitian Creole, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Puppetry, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Staff Development, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Young Children
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.