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ERIC Number: ED002438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 55
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PROGRESS REPORT ON COMPENSATORY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA.
LAWRENCE, PAUL F.; AND OTHERS
THE MCATEER ACT ESTABLISHED A 2-YEAR PILOT PROJECT IN COMPENSATORY EDUCATION TO AID DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, THOSE WHO, ALTHOUGH POTENTIALLY CAPABLE OF COMPLETING THE PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ARE HINDERED FROM DOING SO BY CULTURAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC HANDICAPS. THIRTY-TWO SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE INVOLVED. GOALS ARE TO DEMONSTRATE TO PUPILS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CLASSROOM AND LIFE, TO PROVIDE INTENSIVE REMEDIAL AND ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES NECESSARY FOR ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL SUCCESS, TO AROUSE ASPIRATIONS WHICH ENABLE A PUPIL TO ESTABLISH CONSTRUCTIVE AND POSITIVE GOALS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR INSERVICE SENSITIVITY TRAINING FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE THEM WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS, NEEDS, AND POTENTIAL OF SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN. ALSO USED ARE SMALL CLASSES, REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION, ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES, PARENT-SCHOOL COOPERATION, INTENSIFICATION AND EXTENSION OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES, COMMUNITY RESOURCES, FLEXIBLE CLASS ARRANGEMENTS, STAFF ORIENTATION, PRESCHOOL AND PARENT EDUCATION, LANGUAGE SKILLS EMPHASIS, EXTRA LIBRARY FACILITIES, AND AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING AND STUDY PROGRAMS. NARRATIVE REPORTS OF PARTICIPATING DISTRICTS GIVE PURPOSES, ACTIVITIES, RESULTS, AND EVALUATIONS. PROJECT DIRECTORS ALSO GIVE EVALUATIONS. DATA ANALYSIS IS MADE IN TERMS OF OUTCOMES WITH CHILDREN, HOME, COMMUNITY, AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL. COST IS DESCRIBED. THE GENERAL APPRAISAL INDICATES THAT THE MOST ENCOURAGING AND SIGNIFICANT IMMEDIATE DEVELOPMENT IS A RENEWED ENTHUSIAM AND A PERCEPTIBLE CHANGE IN ATTITUDES TOWARD THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD.
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)