ERIC Number: ED320421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Computer Writing Skills for Limited English Proficiency Students: Project COMPUGRAFIA.LEP 1988-89. OREA Evaluation Section Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Keyes, Jose L.
The Computer Writing Skills for Limited English Proficient Students (Project COMPUGRAFIA.LEP), bilingual special education classes totalling 375 Spanish-speaking students at 10 elementary schools in the Bronx, is evaluated. The project proposed to assist site teachers in developing appropriate lesson plans and effective teaching techniques and offered teachers instruction in the teaching of computer-supported writing and career education. Through the use of interviews with school and project personnel, class observation, analysis of student attendance and achievement data, and a project director questionnaire, it was determined that Project COMPUGRAFIA.LEP met its objectives for staff and curriculum development. The program was also successful in getting the desired number of parents involved in training sessions to improve their English language skills. The program, however, was still unable to interest parents in bilingual and special education policies and procedures. The project did not meets its English-as-a-Second-Language or Native Language Arts objectives. (GLR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Computer Science Education, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Language Skills, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Spanish Speaking, Writing Skills
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.