ERIC Number: ED356297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Helpful Opportunities for Pupil Enrichment (Project HOPE). Transitional Bilingual Education, 1991-92. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Helpful Opportunities for Pupil Enrichment (Project HOPE) was designed to provide services to Chinese-speaking and Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency in grades 6, 7, and 8, as well as their parents and siblings and the instructional staff. In 1991-92, the project enrolled 160 male and 159 female students. The project was to provide students with activities to promote the acquisition of English and the development of mathematics, science, and computer skills. Family activities emphasized second language learning and exposure to facets of U.S. and native cultures, the arts, and literature. A career orientation component was included. Instructional staff were given in-service training. Curriculum guides were prepared in the native languages of participants. Project HOPE was highly successful and staff collaborated successfully with various city and state agencies to organize program activities and the parent component. Some difficulties were encountered in finding a qualified curriculum developer in Spanish and in publishing a project newsletter. While the project met many objectives with respect to Chinese native language achievement and staff development, others relating to Spanish language and English achievement were not fully met. It was not possible to accurately measure the extent of parent participation. Recommendations for program improvement center on reevaluating objectives and expanding out-of-class services aimed at English proficiency. Appendixes discuss data collection and analysis and instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Career Education, Chinese, Computer Literacy, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Family Programs, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation, Science Achievement, 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 - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.