ERIC Number: ED357097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing Optional Infused Career Education for Students in High School Bilingual Programs (Project CHOICE). Transitional Bilingual Education, 1991-92. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
An evaluation was conducted of the fourth year of a 5-year program in New York City, Choosing Optional Infused Career Education for Students in High School Bilingual Programs (Project CHOICE). The project is designed to provide services to Spanish-speaking and Haitian-speaking students of limited English proficiency at Fort Hamilton and Springfield Gardens High Schools, respectively. The project planned to offer eligible students double periods of instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Native Language Arts (NLA); bilingual instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies; career opportunities through on-site career workshops and field trips to various companies; a bilingual resource enrichment center at both sites; classes in ESL and American culture for parents; on-site training sessions for staff; and translations of curriculum guides on computer literacy and computer science. During the 1991-92 school year, the project enrolled 294 Spanish, 133 Haitian, and 11 unclassified high school students, of whom 92.5 percent were eligible for free lunches. The Spanish and Haitian NLA programs were strong. Project CHOICE was fully implemented. It met its objectives for NLA, career advisement, dropout rate, staff development, and parent involvement. The project partially met its objective in the content areas. The project came close, but failed to meet its objective for ESL. Recommendations for program improvement are suggested. Appendixes describe data collection and analysis and instructional materials. (RLC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Evaluation, English (Second Language), Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Language Minorities, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Urban Schools
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.