ERIC Number: ED281975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Grover Cleveland High School Project CAUSA, 1985-1986. OEA Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
In 1985-86, Project CAUSA completed a three-year funding cycle at Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, New York. The project provided 132 newly arrived students from Italy and several Spanish-speaking countries with instruction in English as a second language (ESL), native language arts, and content areas. Basic goals were to help students adjust to American culture; provide them with basic language, academic, and vocation skills; and enhance their appreciation of their native cultures and languages. Because many of the students were from poverty-level families and would have to enter the job market as soon as possible, the project focused on career training as much as English language development. Title VII, Chapter I, and tax-levy monies supported administrative and support services, staff and curriculum development activities, communication with student's families, and a variety of career-orientation services and activities. Program students successfully achieved proposed objectives in ESL, native language arts, and attendance, and their dropout rate fell below that of the general school population. Their performance in content area and bilingual business skills classes could not be adequately assessed, but their passing rates were generally over 75 percent. Because of the continuing success of the project's career guidance component, it could become a model for other bilingual programs throughout New York City. (KH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Career Guidance, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Italian Americans, Limited English Speaking, Urban Schools
Office of Educational Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)