ERIC Number: ED320426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Learning E.S.L. with Los Cumbancheros 1988-89. OREA Evaluation Section Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Adelman, Deborah
The Learning English as a Second Language (ESL) with Los Cumbancheros project was developed through the collaborative efforts of several New York State Government offices, community school districts in the Bronx, and the private corporate sector. Its objective was to provide supplemental services to at-risk students of limited English proficiency to keep them in school. The project's vehicle of instruction was a bilingual chorus that rehearsed several times per week and performed regularly. Los Cumbancheros taught students music theory through ESL and Native Language Arts (NLA). Students gained knowledge of music theory and met both the project's ESL and NLA objectives. Attendance records indicated that students participated actively in the program. Additionally, parents expressed enthusiasm for the program and were appreciative of the concomitant parental activities; the Los Cumbancheros parental involvement objectives were also met. (GLR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, High Risk Students, Limited English Speaking, Music Theory, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Singing
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.