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Integrated Diverse Enrichment for Academic Learning (Project IDEAL) was an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its first year of operation at Walton High School in the Bronx (New York). Project IDEAL served 192 students of limited English proficiency in 1992-93 with instruction in English as a second language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and the content areas of mathematics, science, and social studies. Teachers had the opportunity to attend staff development meetings and were eligible for tuition reimbursement for college courses. A Parent Advisory Committee was established and efforts were made to encourage parent participation. The program met most of its objectives, particularly for ESL, NLA, American culture and citizenship, dropout prevention, student attitudes, career advice, and parent involvement, but it did not always meet its mathematics, social studies, and science objectives. Recommendations include using a measure of Spanish language proficiency, exploring techniques to increase mathematics and social studies skills, interesting more students in field trips, and stressing teacher acquisition of knowledge about student needs and problems. Nine tables present evaluation findings. Appendixes include some student poems, a list of instructional materials, a schedule, and the Likert scales used in the evaluation. (SLD)

Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Social Studies, 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.

Autor: Bruno, Paula


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