ERIC Number: ED370401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Russian Academic and Career Educational Services (Project BRACES). Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
Bilingual Russian Academic and Career Educational Services (Project BRACES) is a federally-funded program serving 141 native Russian-speaking, limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in one Brooklyn (New York) high school in 1992-93, its first year of operation. Students were recent immigrants of the former Soviet Union who were generally working on grade level in the subject areas, but were in danger of dropping out because of limited English skills and differences in educational systems. Students received instruction in English as a second language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), mathematics, science, social studies, career awareness, employment skills, English survival skills, and computer use. Staff development, parent involvement and educational activities, curriculum development, and provision of academic, cultural, and social support services were also important program components. The program met its objectives for NLA, content area courses, computer skills, vocational courses, English survival skills, career awareness/employment skills, dropout prevention, attendance, and curriculum development. It did not quite meet its ESL objective. Recommendations for program improvement include making the ESL objective more realistic and expanding parent involvement services. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Awareness, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Russian, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Staff Development
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.