ERIC Number: ED323747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Bilingual Education and Academic/Career Outreach for Newcomers: Project BEACON, 1988-89. Evaluation Section Report. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Gritzer, Glenn
The Bilingual Education Academic/Career Outreach for Newcomers Program (Project BEACON) completed its fourth year. The goals of Project BEACON are to facilitate acquisition of English proficiency, develop native language literacy skills, and provide instruction in bilingual and English content area/vocational classes. The project served 753 students of limited-English-proficiency at 5 high schools in Queens (New York). Participants were native speakers of Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. The program met its objectives for staff development and parental involvement activities. Students made significant gains in English language skills, and the project met its objective for career education. The native language skill development objective could not be assessed because of a lack of pertinent data. The project developed several curriculum materials, although this was not a specific objective. Evaluation recommendations include: (1) securing the services of a full-time, Spanish-speaking resource specialist for two of the high schools, if funds permit; and (2) acquisition and use of Spanish materials for content area courses. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Immigrants, Korean, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
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.