ERIC Number: ED356295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Reduction through Education, Achievement, and Motivation (Project DREAM). Transitional Bilingual Education, 1991-92. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Guadalupe, Deana R.
Dropout Reduction through Education, Achievement, and Motivation (Project DREAM) was designed to serve the needs of Latino immigrants who had scored at or below the 40th percentile on the Language Assessment Battery. The design-incorporating plans for group and individual guidance sessions to help students improve their interpersonal skills. It proposed to promote motivation through awarding honors such as "Most Improved Student," or "Student of the Month." Assemblies were to be arranged to promote cultural awareness, and field trips were planned as incentives for academic achievement. In 1991-92, Project DREAM enrolled 492 students in grades 9 through 11 at South Bronx High School in the Bronx (New York City). All participants were considered limited English proficient. The project carried out its planned activities and expanded on them. Individual and group guidance sessions for job placement, parenting, pregnancy services, and other needs were conducted by project staff. Student recognition awards were given out in assemblies, and several cultural awareness events were sponsored. In spite of program efforts, however, parent participation was low. Recommendations were made to increase achievement in English as a Second Language, reading in English, and other content areas. Student self-image should receive increased concern in program planning. Two appendixes discuss data collection and analysis and instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Interpersonal Relationship, Latin Americans, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, School Guidance, Self Concept, Student Motivation, Urban Youth
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.