ERIC Number: ED385642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Acquisition of Learning by Facilitating Academics (Project ALFA). Final Evaluation Report, 1993-94. OER Report.
The Acquisition of Learning by Facilitating Academics (Project ALFA) was an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its second year in 1993-94. The project operated at a high school in Brooklyn, and served 75 Haitian-speaking students of limited English proficiency with fewer than 5 years in an English-speaking school. Participants received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL); native language arts (NLA); and the subject content areas of mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. Preoccupational training in health-related careers and multicultural education were also included. Staff development and parent participation were project components. Project ALFA met its objectives for NLA, American culture and citizenship, dropout prevention, attendance, career counseling, and staff development, and it partially met its objective for content area subjects. Project HOPE did not meet its ESL and parent participation objectives. Recommendations center on discovering reasons for lack of ESL growth, offering intensive ESL, and assessing why increased numbers of students are retained in grade. Five tables present evaluation findings. Two appendixes describe instructional materials and class schedules. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Prevocational Education, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Urban Schools
Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.