ERIC Number: ED342854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Language Development through Holistic Learning--Mathematics, Art, Science, Technology, and Education Resources (Project MASTER) 1989-90. OREA Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of New York City Board of Education's Project Language Development through Holistic Learning--Mathematics, Art, Science, Technology, and Education Resources (Project MASTER). The project offered instruction to 344 low-income, Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency in grades 3 to 5 at 5 elementary schools in the Bronx. Students received instruction in mathematics, science, arts, and (at some sites) computer skills. Instruction was integrated with English language learning through the medium of science projects. Project personnel anticipated that the hands-on approach used in the science projects would encourage critical thinking. The evaluation found that the project was fully implemented. Students developed skills in English as a Second Language (ESL), science, arts, mathematics, and the use of computers. Scores in ESL, science, and mathematics all increased significantly. The program included staff development, curriculum development, and some parental involvement activities. In addition, the project met its objectives in ESL, mathematics, science, and staff development. As the project did not provide data on parent involvement, that objective could not be assessed. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Science Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Technical Education, Urban Schools
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
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.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)