ERIC Number: ED347240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Chinese Opportunities in Career Education (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 New York City Public Schools' Chinese Opportunities in Career Education Program (Project CHOICE), which served economically disadvantaged Chinese American high school students of limited English proficiency. The project operated at two Manhattan high schools and served 523 students, of whom 94.6 percent were eligible for the Free Lunch Program. The Project was a comprehensive Chinese bilingual program, which incorporated business and vocational education with academic components. Participants took a full range of bilingual career education courses; bilingual contents area classes in mathematics, science, and social studies; English as a Second Language (ESL); and native language arts. Resource specialists developed Chinese bilingual materials, provided classroom teachers with information on bilingual and ESL teaching methodologies, gave demonstration lessons, held workshops, and served as tutors. The family worker helped the guidance counselor and contacted parents. Evaluation of the program was based on demographic data, citywide student test scores, and interviews with and surveys of the program director. Project CHOICE was fully implemented, and it met all objectives. Program strengths included its effectiveness as liaison among school staff, students, and parents as well as excellent curriculum design for promoting students' academic achievement. One appendix summarizes the data collection and analysis procedures. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Chinese Americans, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Profiles, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
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.