ERIC Number: ED369302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Wisdom Is Now (Project WIN) Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
The Wisdom Is Now (Project WIN) was designed to increase student English proficiency, native language proficiency, and academic achievement, increase parent involvement, and encourage staff development at the High School for the Humanities and the School of Fashion industries in New York City. It served a total of 349 students of limited English proficiency (LEP), their parents, and their teachers. Students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and the content area subjects of mathematics, science, and social studies. Teachers of the participating students had the opportunity to attend monthly staff development meetings and receive tuition reimbursement for relevant college courses. The project sponsored a variety of parental involvement activities, including workshops and counseling services. Project WIN met its specific objectives for increasing students' familiarity with American culture and citizenship, cultural pride, attitude toward school, career counseling, career education, dropout prevention, staff enrollment in college courses, and parental involvement. The project partially met its NLA, content area, and attendance objectives. It failed to meet its ESL objective. Three appendixes list the instructional materials and schedules of instruction, as well as student and staff survey forms, used in the project. (MDM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), High Schools, Intervention, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Transitional Programs
Tomi Deutsch Berney, Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, 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.