ERIC Number: ED370374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Methods for Pupils To Reinforce Occupational and Verbal Effectiveness (Project IMPROVE). Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
Guadalupe, Deana R.
Integrated Methods for Pupils to Reinforce Occupational and Vocational Effectiveness (Project IMPROVE) was a federally funded project in its second year of operation in two Manhattan (New York) high schools in 1992-93. It served limited-English-proficient students, 186 Latino and 13 Asian-American, in grades 9-12. Students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), science, mathematics, social studies, and career education. Program staff attended workshops and conferences, had the opportunity to take college courses, and developed curriculum materials. Parent involvement activities included ESL classes, meetings, interviews with program staff, and educational field trips. The project met its objectives for Spanish and Chinese NLA, familiarity with American citizenship and culture, cultural pride, attitude toward school, dropout prevention, attendance, career education, and parent involvement. It partially met objectives for content area subjects and staff enrollment in area colleges. It failed to meet objectives for ESL and staff awareness of pupil needs and problems. Recommendations for program improvement include: exploration of reasons for low ESL achievement and augmentation of teaching methods as needed; formation of content area study groups, with individualized and peer instruction; encouragement of staff's college enrollment; increased awareness of student needs and problems through workshops. (MSE)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Chinese, Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Dropout Prevention, Educational Attitudes, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Latin Americans, Limited English Speaking, Material Development, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.