ERIC Number: ED360846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Transition (Project E.T.), Final Evaluation Profile. Transitional Bilingual Education 1991-92. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Students from Lafayette High School and Pershing Intermediate School in Brooklyn, New York who were of Spanish and Cantonese linguistic backgrounds (and who scored at or below the 40th percentile on the Language Assessment Battery) received intensive instruction in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and native language arts (NLA) in Spanish or Cantonese. Although only 73 students were enrolled in the project, data is provided for a greater number of students. Instruction in math, social studies, science, and computer science was provided in Spanish or Cantonese. Teachers, students, and consultants designed, assembled, and tested a series of science modules; curriculum and staff development components focused on improving the hands-on, process, and concept-based scientific experiences. The project met its objectives for Chinese NLA, content area subjects, the career education objective for the organization of a career conference and advisement, attendance rates, dropout prevention, and parental involvement. The project did not meet its objectives for ESL, staff awareness of pupil needs and problems, and staff development. Data collection and analysis methods and instructional materials are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Cantonese, Career Education, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish, Staff Development, Transitional Programs
Office of Research, Evaluation and Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.