ERIC Number: ED360444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Career Awareness Program for Bilingual Haitian and Hispanic Students (Project CAP). Transitional Bilingual Education Grant. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
The Career Awareness Program for Bilingual Haitian and Hispanic Students (CAP) in New York City was designed to provide these high school students of limited English proficiency with instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and content area subjects taught bilingually. It also was intended to provide students with personal counseling, tutoring, and orientation to American education and culture. The design also included plans for parent outreach activities. The project enrolled 365 students. Of these, 287 were Haitian and 32 spoke Spanish as primary language. For the most part, the project carried out activities proposed in its design. The project met its objectives for guidance and counseling, career conferences, and staff development, but did not meet its objectives for ESL, NLA instruction in Haitian, and attitude toward school. Objectives for staff awareness of pupil needs and problems and for parental involvement could not be evaluated due to lack of data. Recommendations are made for program improvement, especially in English language and NLA, and improved program evaluation. Appendixes discuss data collection and analysis and instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Career Awareness, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Haitian Creole, Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Spanish, Student Attitudes, 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; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.