ERIC Number: ED356296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Project Aprendizaje. Transitional Bilingual Education, 1991-92. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Project Aprendizaje was designed to ease the transition of Latino immigrant students to life and education in the United States. In 1991-92, the project admitted 153 male and 145 female students of limited English proficiency plus 1 student of unspecified gender in grades 9 through 12 at Seward Park High School in Manhattan (New York City). The project proposed to emphasize citizenship and to foster self-esteem by providing academic support and personal and career counseling. Instruction was given in English as a Second Language and in Spanish Native Language Arts (NLA) at beginning through advanced placement levels. In content area courses, students were to receive sheltered English or bilingual instruction. The project carried out almost all of the activities it had proposed; and it met its objectives in NLA advanced placement, attendance, suspension, and dropout rates. It fully met the English as a Second Language objectives and most of the career objectives. It was not possible to evaluate the objectives for extracurricular activities and attendance at parent-teacher conferences. Recommendations are made to improve program services and to enhance parent participation. Two appendixes describe data collection and analysis and instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Counseling, Citizenship Education, Disadvantaged Youth, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Latin Americans, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Self Esteem, Spanish, Student Adjustment, 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.