ERIC Number: ED370379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Career and Academic Resources in Bilingual Education Program for High School Students (Project CARIBE). Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
Career and Academic Resources in Bilingual Education (Project CARIBE) was a federally funded program that served 70 limited-English-speaking, native Spanish-speaking students, largely immigrants, in two Brooklyn (New York) high schools. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), mathematics, science, and social studies. Multicultural education, development opportunities for teaching staff, and parent involvement were also program components. The project met its objectives for increasing student familiarity with American culture and citizenship, career advisement, dropout prevention, staff development, and parent involvement. It failed to meet it objectives in ESL, NLA, and attendance. It partially met objectives in the content areas. Objectives for growth of cultural pride, attitudes toward school, and awareness of pupil needs and problems could not be assessed. Recommendations for program improvement include: assessment of reasons for lack of ESL skill growth; exploration of additional techniques for improving NLA achievement; administration of a standardized Spanish language exam to all NLA students; greater focus on teacher inservice preparation for mathematics instruction to this population; and better information gathering to assess attainment of objectives. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Counseling, Career Education, Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), High Schools, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
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.