ERIC Number: ED411703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Newcomer Programs in the United States: 1996-97 Directory.
Short, Deborah J.; Boyson, Beverly A.
This directory profiles 60 secondary school programs designed to accommodate the educational needs of immigrant students with low level English and/or native language skills, and often a background of limited formal schooling in their native countries. Most are intended as transitional programs, attended until the student can be placed in the regular school language support and academic program. The profiled programs are located in 18 states; 33 are at the high school level, 18 serve only middle schools, and 9 serve both middle and high schools. Most are less than 10 years old. The number of students served ranges from 14 to over 740. A majority serve the student for the full school day and offer a range of instructional activities. A chart notes the features of each program, and descriptions of each program follow. Information provided includes the school address, contact person(s), year the program began, type of community, definition of a newcomer, program description, grade levels served, source of student referrals, program location. program length, average and maximum length of stay, average class size, entry and exit criteria, whether students can enter at mid-year, funding sources, student demographics, instruction and assessment features, program staffing, and other services. (MSE)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Immigrants, Institutional Characteristics, Limited English Speaking, Middle Schools, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs
CREDE, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1214.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.