ERIC Number: ED346222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Career Awareness in Education (Project CARE), Community School District 10. 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' Career Awareness Resources in Education Project (Project CARE). During the 1990-91 school year, Project CARE operated at 4 schools serving 710 immigrant students of limited English proficiency in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9. The program provided instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts, bilingual content areas subjects, and career education. The project also provided students with tutoring and a variety of non-instructional and support services for students and parents as well as support services and training for teachers. Special activities included a Spanish spelling bee and a career fair. The evaluation was conducted using student and director questionnaires, test scores, and interviews. Analysis found that the major strength of Project CARE was the supplemental assistance that project personnel provided to participating teachers. The greatest difficulty developed due to changes in the student population since the initial proposal. A new wave of immigration brought students into the project who had little formal schooling and lacked basic literacy skills. The project was found to be fully implemented and recommendations called for improved assessment of career education objectives, changes to respond to the needs of illiterate students, and exploration of failure to meet ESL objectives. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Middle Schools, Native Language Instruction, 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.