ERIC Number: ED330752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
District 75/Citywide E.C.I.A. Chapter 1, Part B, Institutionalized Facilities Program. Summer 1989. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
This report evaluates a program funded under Chapter 1, Part B, of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act in New York (New York). The New York City Division of Special Education administers the Institutionalized Facilities Program to provide instruction to neglected and delinquent children and adolescents residing in group homes and diagnostic centers. The program was designed to provide these students with vocational and occupational education in basic mathematics, reading, and life skills. For 6 weeks during the summer of 1989, the program staff provided supplementary career education and daily living skills instruction to 422 students residing at 10 sites for the neglected and delinquent. The mandated program objective was that 80 percent of the students would achieve 80 percent of their instructional objectives, as measured by curriculum inventories. Instruction and field trips were to concentrate on career information, job seeking and maintenance behavior, consumerism, personal finance, personal grooming, hygiene, and dressing. Analysis of student performance indicated that 94 percent of the students reached or exceeded the mandated goal, and over 91 percent mastered all of the objectives they attempted. High student transiency levels underscored the importance of individualized instruction. The report presents five recommendations and includes statistical data in four tables. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1