ERIC Number: ED370409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Learning English through Automotive Electronics (Project LETAE), Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Learning Through Automotive Electronics (Project LETAE) was a federally funded program serving 77 limited-English-proficient (LEP) students and 5 English-proficient students in an automotive computer electronics course in 1992-93, its third year of operation. The program provided instruction in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), automotive electronics, mathematics, science, social studies, and music. A broad range of staff and curriculum development activities were also included. The project met its objectives for student attitudes toward school, cultural awareness, support services, dropout prevention, and curriculum development. It did not meet its objectives in NLA, attendance, or staff awareness. Attainment of the objective for ESL could not be measured. Two major recommendations for program improvement include: use of the specified ESL test or revision of the ESL objective; and improved parental involvement, perhaps beginning with a needs assessment survey. (MSE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Attendance Patterns, Auto Mechanics, Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Science, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, Electronics, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Transitional Programs, 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.