ERIC Number: ED357127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Chinese Opportunities in Career Education (Project CHOICE). Transitional Bilingual Education Program, 1991-92. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Project Chinese Opportunities in Career Education (Project CHOICE) was evaluated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title VII. Project CHOICE was designed to serve the needs of a large number of Chinese bilingual students with programing incorporating both business/vocational education and academic components. The program was to provide students with the opportunity to take a full range of bilingual career education courses, along with bilingual content courses in mathematics, science, social studies, English as a Second Language (ESL), and native language arts. Staff and curriculum development and parental involvement were also part of the design. In 1991-92, the project enrolled 229 male, and 242 female students, with gender not stated for 7. The project's strengths included its effectiveness as liaison among school staff, students, and parents as well as the excellent curriculum design for promoting academic achievement. Participants had high attendance, a passing rate well over the standard required, a high graduation rate, and a large percentage of graduates who went on to college. Project CHOICE made active outreach efforts to the community and other schools and districts, and conducted a variety of cultural activities for students and parents. Parents were provided with ESL classes, and staff were given Chinese classes. The project met its declared objectives, and was fully implemented. Appendix A describes data collection and analysis, and appendix B describes instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Chinese, Chinese Americans, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, High School Students, High Schools, Native Language Instruction, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.