ERIC Number: ED416701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
New Beginnings: Ensuring Quality Bilingual/ESL Instruction in New York City Public Schools. Executive Summary [and] Report of the Chancellor's Bilingual/ESL Education Practitioners' Workgroup and Policy/Research Panels.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.
The report presents a conceptual framework and related strategies designed to help policymakers and practitioners re-examine, and when necessary, rework the basic assumptions and practices defining the educational experiences of bilingual/English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners in New York City (New York) public schools. The report consists of two parts. The first introduces the procedure by which the report was created and the panels of policymakers and practitioners who undertook the project, outlines the guiding assumptions under which they operated, and details recommendations for improvement of bilingual/ESL educational services. The second part presents the conceptual framework for identifying and understanding the interdependent processes and influences that support educational excellence and academic achievement for this population. The second summarizes actions and activities, both within schools and in cooperation with other groups, shown to be successful in promoting educational opportunity and recommended for this purpose in New York City schools. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.