ERIC Number: ED361391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-19
The Special Incentive Programs (Revised). Final Evaluation Report. OREA Report.
Brandenburg, Ira J.
Nine of 10 programs, known collectively as the Special Incentive Programs of the New York City public schools, were evaluated by the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment of the New York City Board of Education. The nine programs are: (1) Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language; (2) Scholarship Program; (3) Special Education Professional in Training Program; (4) Psychologist-in-Training Program; (5) Principals' Institute; (6) Loan Forgiveness Program; (7) Substitute Vocational Assistant Program; (8) Foreign Language Immersion Program (FLIP); and (9) Assistant Principals' Internship Program. The goals of all these programs were to increase the incidence of professionals in each field, with a concentration on women and minorities. Programs were generally evaluated through participant questionnaires, and each was evaluated individually. Across all programs, out of 967 questionnaires, 424 (43.8 percent) were returned. Overall, the programs were favorably rated by participants, who had two main desires: to be treated as an individual, and to have the program fully explained before it began. Most respondents considered the programs career-enhancing, and most thought the experiential aspects were more valuable than the classroom sessions. Recommendations are made for improvement and continuation of the programs. A statistical appendix contains 10 tables of responses. The nine questionnaires are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Immersion Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Minority Groups, Principals, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Psychologists, Special Education, Tables (Data), Urban Schools, Vocational Education
Office of Research, Evaluation and Assessment, Research Unit, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.