ERIC Number: ED281941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Project PAN, 1985-1986. OEA Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
In 1985-86, the first year of a three-year funding cycle, Project PAN provided bilingual instruction in two New York City high schools, John Bowne and Newtown. The project reached 355 students of Chinese/Vietnamese, Korean, Pakistani, and Indian origin, most of whom had recently arrived in New York and were of limited English proficiency (LEP). Project PAN provided instruction in English as a second language, native language arts, and bilingual instruction in science, social studies, typing, and career orientation. A transitional program emphasizing the successful integration of students into their newly-adopted society, Project PAN was designed and implemented to achieve bilingualism for both LEP students, who learned English and their native language, and English proficient students, who learned the language of their ethnic group. Title VII funded most of the project's administrative and support-services position, and instructional services were funded by tax-levy and other sources. Staff development and parent participation activities were an important component of the program. An end-of-year achievement examination revealed that students had met project goals for mastery of English language and other subject areas. It is recommended that additional bilingual classes in science and social studies be added at John Bowne. (KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), High Schools, Immigrants, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, 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)