ERIC Number: ED319262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Specialized Programs in New York City High Schools, 1988-89. OREA Evaluation Section Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Stern, Lucia
The Bilingual Specialized Programs in New York City High Schools project was supported by tax-levy, Pupils with Compensatory Educational Needs, and state Categorical Aid to Bilingual Education funds. The program functioned in 15 high schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The program's aim was to provide students of limited English proficiency with equal access to educational-option, academic comprehensive, and vocational/technical high schools. All sites offered English as a Second Language (ESL), content area, and vocational courses. The major program weakness was the shortage of qualified bilingual teachers and counselors. Major strengths included increasing administrator and teacher support at all sites and the eagerness of schools to expand their services to program students. Recommendations for program improvement include arranging for bilingual teachers and guidance counselors to work at more than one site to broaden service coverage, developing a cooperative program for on-the-job training, and increasing emphasis on speech in ESL classes. (Author/MSE)
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.