ERIC Number: ED370380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
To Examine and Plan for Occupational Requisites and Employment (Project EXPLORE). Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
To Examine and Plan for Occupational Requisites and Employment (Project EXPLORE) was a federally funded program in its fourth year of operation in two Queens (New York) high schools in 1992-93. It served 451 limited-English-speaking students of varied language backgrounds with less than two years of schooling in English. The project's two components were: (1) instructional services in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), mathematics, science, social studies, and business/vocational education; and (2) support services, including development of curriculum and instructional materials in the students' native languages, staff development, and parent involvement activities. The project carried out all specified activities and met all objectives except that for ESL achievement, although in ESL, achievement gains were significant. While no objective for attendance was specified, the attendance rate for participating students was higher than in the previous year and no students dropped out. Grade retention also decreased. The project was most effective in development and translation of curriculum materials into Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese, especially in the areas of science and aviation mechanics at one school. The primary recommendations for program improvement is investigation of reasons for small ESL gains. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Attendance Patterns, Aviation Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Career Exploration, Chinese, Curriculum Development, Dropout Rate, English (Second Language), Grade Repetition, High Schools, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Languages for Special Purposes, Limited English Speaking, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish, Staff Development, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vietnamese, Vocational Education
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.