ERIC Number: ED346221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Project Porvenir. 1990-91 Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of the New York City Public Schools' Project Porvenir. During the 1990-91 school year, Project Porvenir operated at 4 elementary schools and served 501 Spanish-speaking students in grades 4, 5, and 6, of whom 85 percent were eligible for the free lunch program. The students were of limited English proficiency and were served with bilingual general and special education classes aimed to develop skills in English as a Second Language and native language arts as well as work skills through career education Project Porvenir also aimed to increase parent awareness of career opportunities for their children. The evaluation was conducted using student and director questionnaires, test scores, and interviews. Analysis found that cooperation between regular school staff and project staff was a strength of the program and that the regular school staff assumed increased responsibility for implementing bilingual career awareness in their classes. The project was also found to have used effective strategies in mainstreaming students and developed functional bilingual career resources center in the four project schools. The following recommendations are highlighted: (1) increased data collection; (2) modification of objectives; and (3) examination of reasons why the percentage of students meeting attendance objectives was so low. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Intermediate Grades, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Urban Youth
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)