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ERIC Number: ED001690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 29
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A POTENTIAL AND ACTUAL SCHOOL DROPOUT PROJECT.
ENGEL, GERALD; LEAKE, DELIAH B.
THE TRAINING PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE ST. LOUIS PRESBYTERY AS A THREE YEAR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM AND IS FINANCED BY A $56,000 GRANT FROM THE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN. IN THE FIRST EIGHTEEN MONTHS FIVE CENTERS FOR TUTORING, LOCATED IN VARIOUS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES, WERE ORGANIZED ON A NONSECTARIAN BASIS AND WERE OPENED TO CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS WITH MINISTERS, CONGREGATIONS, DIRECTORS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL AGENCIES, SCHOOLS AND BOARDS OF EDUCATION, AND EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES. RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACTUAL DROPOUTS WERE ESTABLISHED THROUGH CHURCH AGENCIES. THE PROGRAM IS OPERATED BY VOLUNTEERS TRAINED IN WORKING WITH POTENTIAL AND ACTUAL DROPOUTS. SPECIALISTS IN ACADEMIC FIELDS ARE UTILIZED FOR SUPERVISED STUDY HALLS. SPECIALISTS IN EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING, RELIGION AND SOCIAL WORK CONSTITUTE THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TRAINING. VARIOUS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED IN THE CENTERS. TUTORING CLASSES HELP CHILDREN WITH HOMEWORK AND STUDY IN BASIC LANGUAGE AND ARITHMETIC SKILLS. REMEDIAL READING PROGRAMS ATTEMPT TO MAKE READING MORE ENJOYABLE FOR CHILDREN. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND TRIPS PROVIDE CULTURAL ENRICHMENT. A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR OLDER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PROVIDES EXPERIENCES IN PLANNED RECREATION, SINGING AND CRAFTS. A PRESCHOOL PROGRAM ENABLES CHILDREN TO ADAPT BETTER TO SCHOOL LIFE. VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE AND PLACEMENT SERVICE, AS WELL AS VOCATIONAL SKILLS CLASSES, HAVE BEEN PROVIDED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
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Authoring Institution: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., St. Louis, MO. Youth Development and Vocational Training Office.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis)