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ERIC Number: ED001114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 16
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ACTION FOR BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC. AND BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY DEMONSTRATION COLLEGE COMPUS PROGRAM, SUMMER, 1964 BRANDIS UNIVERSITY, WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTES.
SACHAR, ABRAHAM
A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF BOYS FROM POORER URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS DO NOT SEEK EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL, FOR FINANCIAL REASONS OR LACK OF INTEREST IN OR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT COLLEGE LIFE. THIS PROPOSAL HAS AS ITS PRIMARY OBJECTIVES TO DEMONSTRATE THAT POTENTIALLY ABLE BUT UNDERACHIEVING STUDENTS, WHEN EXPOSED TO A SUMMER PROGRAM THAT RECOGNIZES AND DEVELOPS THEIR INTERESTS AND REWARDS THEIR TALENTS WILL--(1) IMPROVE THEIR SUBSEQUENT SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, AND (2) CONTINUE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL AND POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION LONGER THAN IF THEY HAD NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO THE PROGRAM. IT IS DESIGNED TO EXPOSE THE STUDENTS TO NEW EXPERIENCES, DEVELOP READING SKILL AND ENTHUSIASM FOR READING, INTRODUCE NEW FIELDS OF INTEREST AND PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT FUTURE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. IT OFFERS AN ENJOYABLE SUMMER EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATED WITH LEARNING ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES 100 BOYS AND PERSONNEL OF A COORDINATOR, TWO MASTER TEACHERS AND TEN GROUP LEADERS. THE TOTAL PROGRAM CONTAINS SIX PARTS--(1) ENGLISH SKILLS WILL CONCENTRATE ON A READING DEVELOPMENT SEGMENT TO IMPROVE READING ACHIEVEMENT AND A LANGUAGE ARTS SEGMENT OF READING FOR EMPLOYMENT, EXPOSITORY WRITING, SPEAKING AND LISTENING, (2) THE ATHLETICS PROGRAM WILL WORK FOR PROGRESS IN BODY-BUILDING AND SWIMMING ABILITY, (3) EYE-OPENERS WILL INTRODUCE NEW AREAS OF INTEREST IN SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCE, HUMANITIES AND ARTS, WITH THE HELP OF FILMS AND OUTSIDE RESOURCES, (4) SMALL DISCUSSION GROUPS WILL MEET EVERY DAY, AND WILL EXPLORE SUBJECTS OF INTEREST TO THE GROUP. IT PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE INFORMATION ON JOBS AND COLLEGES, (5) INDEPENDENT PROJECTS IN SUBJECTS SUCH AS SCIENCES, ARTS, CURRENT EVENTS WILL BE CHOSEN BY EACH STUDENT IN CONFERENCE WITH A STAFF MEMBER, AND (6) EXPOSURES TO NEW CULTURAL OR RECREATIONAL EXPERIENCES WILL INCLUDE EXCURSIONS TO AREA COLLEGES AND CAMPING AND HIKING TRIPS.
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Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)