ERIC Number: ED346224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing Optional Infused Career Education for Students in High School Bilingual Programs (Project CHOICE). 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' Choosing Optional Infused Career Education for Students in High School Bilingual Programs (Project CHOICE). During the 1990-91 school year, Project CHOICE served 437 Spanish-speaking limited English proficient (LEP) students at Fort Hamilton High School and Springfield Gardens High School. The students were recent arrivals in the United States from Central America and South America. Project CHOICE provided students with instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and bilingual content area instruction. The project also provided staff development, career education, parental involvement, and cultural activities. The evaluation was conducted using student and director questionnaires, test scores, and interviews. Analysis found that the project was fully implemented and met its objectives for NLA, ESL, career development, extracurricular activities, staff development, staff awareness of pupil problems and needs, curriculum development, and parental involvement. It partially met its content area objectives. While attendance was higher for the project students at both sites, the project met its objective for attendance at only one site. Programming at one site was particularly successful in meeting students' needs for family outreach and counseling. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, English (Second Language), Haitian Creole, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, 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.