ERIC Number: ED357123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Bilingual Education Through the Arts (Project BETA). Community School District 7. 1991-92 Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Project Bilingual Education Through the Arts (BETA) admitted students who scored at or below the 40th percentile on the Language Assessment Battery and were thus certified as limited English proficient (LEP) students as well as a limited number of English proficient (EP) students. In 1991-92, the fifth year of a 5-year cycle, the program enrolled 142 male and 201 female students in kindergarten through grade six in New York City. Project BETA supplemented the existing bilingual education program at two schools by offering Spanish-speaking LEP and EP students a program of instruction in music or visual arts. Workshops and field trips were offered. The Learning To Read through the Arts program was a framework for students' linguistic development. Project BETA was fully implemented and met its objectives for English as a Second Language, arts appreciation, staff development, curriculum development, and parent participation. It did not meet its objectives for native language arts, and recommendations center on improving native language arts for participants. Appendix A contains information on data collection and analysis, and Appendix B describes instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Music, Native Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Visual Arts, Workshops
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.