ERIC Number: ED342858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
To Examine and Plan for Occupational Requisites and Employment (Project EXPLORE) 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 To Examine and Plan for Occupational Requisites and Employment (Project EXPLORE) for 1989-90. In its first year of funding, the project served 427 students of limited English proficiency and 58 English proficient students at Aviation and Long Island City High Schools in Queens. Project EXPLORE provided English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, career education, and Spanish Native Language Arts (NLA). The participants were primarily recent immigrants from low-income families, who spoke Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese as their first languages. Using data from pretests, posttests, and school records, the evaluation found that the project was fully implemented and offered instruction in ESL, Spanish NLA, and content area instruction. Project EXPLORE also offered activities for staff development, parental involvement, and cultural enrichment. The project met its objectives in ESL, NLA, career education, attendance, staff development, and parental involvement. Guidance objectives were partially met. Project EXPLORE's strengths included its effectiveness in achieving its instructional objectives and facilitating supportive peer group relationships. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Career Education, Chinese Americans, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Korean Americans, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Vietnamese People
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
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)