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ERIC Number: ED001113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun
Pages: 116
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DEMONSTRATE PROGRAMS FOR CULTURALLY-DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS. A PROPOSAL.
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
THE PROGRAMS PRESENTED IN THIS PROPOSAL ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO CHILDREN WHOSE FAMILIES ARE STRUGGLING WITH PROBLEMS OF BASIC SURVIVAL AND CULTURAL CONFLICT. THE PROBLEMS OF LEARNING, RETARDATION, FAILURE, DROP-OUT, TRUANCY, DELINQUENCY AND PARENTAL INDIFFERENCE SHOULD BE DEALT WITH IF THESE CHILDREN ARE TO FIND A PLACE IN A SOCIETY WHICH DEMANDS HIGHER AND HIGHER LEVELS OF SKILL. THREE POINTS OF INTERVENTION HAVE BEEN CHOSEN--PRESCHOOL PREPARATION, READING DEVELOPMENT, AND COUNSELING. SCHOOLS OF GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH NINE WERE CHOSEN IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS. TEST SCORES DEMONSTRATE THE LOW LEVEL OF LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT IN THESE SCHOOLS. THE RESEARCH COMPONENT OF THE ACTION-RESEARCH PROPOSAL SHOULD SEEK TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS--(A) SPECIFICALLY WHO WERE EXPOSED TO THE PROGRAM, (B) WHAT SPECIFIC PROCEDURES WERE USED, (C) DID THOSE EXPOSED CHANGE IN THE DIRECTION INDICATED BY THE OBJECTIVES, AND (D) CAN SUCH CHANGES BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE INTERVENTION OF THE PROGRAM. A RESEARCH DESIGN WILL WORK WITH DATA PROVIDED BY PERSONNEL TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF EACH PROGRAM. THE FOUR PROGRAMS ARE--(1) PREKINDERGARTEN CLASSES WILL SEEK TO ATTAIN FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN THE COGNITIVE SKILLS AND SCHOOL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS WHICH ARE NORMAL. IMPORTANT TO THE PROGRAM IS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT, (2) THE SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELING PROGRAM IS DIRECTED AT CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO THEIR ENVIRONMENT, WHICH INTERFERE WITH LEARNING. THE COUNSELOR WILL ASSIST TEACHERS IN COPING WITH CLASSROOM PROBLEMS, HELP CHILDREN DIRECTLY, AND PROVIDE A LINK WITH FURTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES, (3) GUIDANCE ADVISORS PROGRAM WILL WORK IN ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. COUNSELORS WILL TRY TO ACQUAINT STUDENTS WITH THE WORLD OF WORK, THEIR OWN POTENTIAL, AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND THEREBY REDUCE FAILURES AND DROUPOUTS, AND (4) THE DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM WILL SEEK TO IMPROVE READING IN CONTENT AREAS AND TO DEVELOP SPECIFIC SKILLS. AN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR ABLE STUDENTS IS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)