ERIC Number: ED370408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Based Junior High/Intermediate School Program of Transitional Bilingual Education, Community School District 3, Manhattan. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
Duque, Diana L.
The Computer-Based Junior High/Intermediate School Program of Transitional Bilingual Education was a federally funded program in its third year of operation in one intermediate school and two junior high schools in Manhattan (New York) in 1992-93. During this period, it served 244 native Spanish-speaking, limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in grades 6-9. Participating students received instruction in English as a second language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), science, mathematics, and social studies. Computer instruction and use were stressed, and computer-assisted instructional techniques were used in all instructional areas. Other program components included inservice teacher education, particularly to develop skills for teaching transitional bilingual education and ESL, and parental involvement activities, including workshops on high school choices, ESL, computer literacy, and school volunteering. The project met its objectives for ESL, science instruction, computer use, one level of staff development, and parental skill and knowledge development. It failed to meet its objectives for social studies instruction, English reading, a second level of staff development, and parental involvement toward becoming effective school volunteers. Achievement of the objectives for mathematics instruction and teacher performance could not be assessed due to the inadequacy of measurement techniques. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Transitional Programs
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.