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ERIC Number: ED002994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 56
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THE BRIDGE PROJECT FOLLOWUP STUDY.
GREENBERG, HAROLD; AND OTHERS
AN EXPERIMENT CONDUCTED AT THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IN NEW YORK CITY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A NEW KIND OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ON THE EDUCATION OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH WAS UNDERTAKEN AS A FOLLOWUP TO THE "BRIDGE" PROJECT. THE FUNDAMENTALS INVOLVED USING A NEW TYPE OF TEAM-TEACHING INSTRUCTION IN THE AREAS OF ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND SOCIAL STUDIES. INITIAL RESULTS SHOWED NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN THIS NEW TEACHING APPROACH OVER THE CONVENTIONAL APPROACH. IN THE BELIEF THAT SOME RESULTS IN ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDES OF THE STUDENT PARTICIPANTS MIGHT FIRST BECOME EVIDENT SUBSEQUENT TO THE TERMINATION OF THE PROJECT, THE FOLLOWUP INVESTIGATION WAS IMPLEMENTED. OF 130 EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL SUBJECTS WHO COMPLETED THE ORIGINAL TEST-RETEST PROGRAM, APPROXIMATELY 100 WERE LOCATED AND INTERVIEWED. PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEWS, DATA WERE OBTAINED ON EACH SUBJECT RELATING TO (1) ENROLLMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL, (2) CURRICULUM PURSUED, (3) DROPOUT INFORMATION AND WORK HISTORIES, AND (4) ACADEMIC, BEHAVIOR, AND ATTENDANCE RECORDS. THE INTERVIEWS SOUGHT INFORMATION CONCERNING (1) SATISFACTION WITH SCHOOL WORK, (2) PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, (3) FUTURE PLANS AND ASPIRATIONS, (4) EVALUATIONS OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES, (5) REASONS FOR DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL, AND (6) WORK EXPERIENCE SATISFACTIONS (IN CASES OF DROPOUTS). ON ALL THESE VARIABLES NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS WERE FOUND. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
Identifiers: BRIDGE PROJECT; NEW YORK; New York (Flushing)