ERIC Number: ED320422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Bilingualism in the Computer Age 1988-89. OREA Evaluation Section Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Alvarez, Rosalyn
In the 1988-89 school year, Bilingualism in the Computer Age completed its final year of instruction at Morris High School in the Bronx. The project provided bilingual instructional and support services to 240 Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency (LEP) and utilized computers to develop students' English skills and native language proficiency, and to offer bilingual instruction in content areas. The project also trained students to use computers for career-related purposes and offered professional development to its staff. The project met its objectives in the subjects of science and social studies and for attendance. The project failed to meets its English-as-a-Second-Language objective, although this objective had been met the previous year. The project did not provide data on the objectives proposed for Native Language Arts, computer and career education, cultural heritage awareness, or staff development. Recommendations for program improvement include the following: (1) the purchase, if funds are available, of additional computer software; and (2) the provision of the data necessary to evaluate all the program's objectives to the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment. (GLR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking
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.