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ERIC Number: ED001800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov-3
Pages: 151
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PROPOSAL FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN THE INNER CITY OF PROVIDENCE, R.I.
SMITH, ELMER R.; AND OTHERS
A COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATED COMMUNITY EFFORT ON THE PART OF INTERESTED AND CAPABLE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL AGENCIES OF PROVIDENCE WAS PROPOSED. CHANGES WERE SOUGHT IN EXISTING EDUCATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS WHICH WOULD ASSIST PROBLEMS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED, PRIVATE WITH PROBLEMS OF BEHAVIOR, SCHOOL LEAVING, EMPLOYMENT, AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT. THE AIM WAS TO DEVELOP A SERIES OF SPECIFIC ACTION PROGRAMS WHICH WOULD MODIFY THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL SITUATION IN WHICH DISADVANTAGED YOUTH IN THE INNER CITY LIVE AND LEARN. THE AGENCIES INCLUDED WERE PRIVATE AND SOCIAL, SUCH AS SETTLEMENT HOUSES AND BOYS' CLUBS, AS WELL AS RELIGIOUS, FRATERNAL, POLITICAL, AND EDUCATIONAL GROUPS, ALL OF WHICH CARRIED ON PROGRAMS CONTRIBUTING SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA. SIX ACTIONS WERE SUGGESTED--(1) AN INVENTORY OF INTERESTS, CONCERNS, AND ARRANGEMENTS EXISTING TO SERVE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED YOUTH WITHIN THE COMMUNITY'S EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES, (2) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CLEARINGHOUSE, (3) THE EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICES IN THE SCHOOLS TO SERVE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED STUDENTS, (4) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES FOR CULTURALLY DEPRIVED STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS, (5) THE PROVISION OF CLINICAL SERVICES IN READING, AND (6) THE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WITH REFERENCE TO PROBLEMS OF UNDERACHIEVEMENT AND UNDERASPIRATION AMONG CULTURALLY DEPRIVED YOUTH.
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Authoring Institution: Providence Youth Progress Board, RI.
Identifiers: Rhode Island (Providence)