ERIC Number: ED334799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Great Opportunities for Optional Resources To Improve the Talents of Gifted Bilingual High School Students (Project Go-For-It). Final Evaluation Report, 1989-90. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
This final evaluation report describes third-year activities of Project GO-FOR-IT (Great Opportunities for Optional Resources to Improve the Talents of Gifted Bilingual High School Students) which provided supplemental instruction in English as a Second Language, content area instruction, and native language arts instruction to 271 gifted and talented but limited English-proficient students in three Brooklyn (New York) high schools. Participating students were native speakers of Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. At each school, bilingual educational enrichment centers offered guidance counseling, career and college advisement, instruction in microcomputers, field trips, the publication of multilingual student magazines, parental contact, staff development, and tutoring. In its final year, the project partially met its objectives in attendance, staff development, and parent involvement; it did not meet its objective in the content area subjects. Gains in English language skills appeared to be achieved. In its 3 years of operation, the project met most of its objectives with its major strength being the bilingual enrichment centers and its primary weakness its inability to implement the curriculum development objective. (DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Career Counseling, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Enrichment Activities, Gifted, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Talent
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston St., Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.