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ERIC Number: ED001779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 11
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A SCHOOL'S WORK WITH URBAN DISADVANTAGED PUPILS.
SCHREIBER, DANIEL
THE "DEMONSTRATION GUIDANCE PROJECT" (PROJECT 43) WAS PLANNED IN ORDER TO DISCOVER, IDENTIFY, AND STIMULATE ACADEMICALLY ABLE STUDENTS FROM LESS PRIVILEGED GROUPS. THE TALENT SEARCH BEGAN IN 1956 AND WAS PLANNED TO RUN FOR A 6-YEAR PERIOD. STUDENT PARTICIPANTS WERE FROM NEW YORK CITY'S MANHATTANVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. FORTY-THREE LATER ATTENDED GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. APPROXIMATELY 50 PERCENT (UPPER HALF) OF THE STUDENT BODY TOOK PART. STUDENTS WERE ACQUAINTED WITH COLLEGE LIFE THROUGH VISITS TO NEARBY COLLEGES. A PROGRAM TO IMPROVE SPEECH PATTERNS OF STUDENTS WAS INITIATED. MANY MEETINGS BETWEEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS TOOK PLACE. GENERAL CULTURAL ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES WERE PLANNED. ESTIMATED COST OF THE PROJECT FOR EACH STUDENT WAS $50 PER YEAR ABOVE THE AMOUNT NORMALLY ALLOCATED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. RESULTS ARE REPORTED TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL. A STUDY OF THE GROWTH IN READING MADE BY STUDENTS IN DIFFERENT GRADES SHOWED A GROWTH IN READING ABILITY. MOST PARENTS INDICATED THAT THEY HOPED THEIR CHILDREN WOULD ATTEND COLLEGE. COUNSELING SERVICES WERE OF HELP TO CAREER DECISION-MAKING.
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Identifiers: DEMONSTRATION GUIDANCE PROJECT; New York (New York)