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ERIC Number: ED010112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 164
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Reference Count: 0
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A SUMMER PILOT RESIDENTIAL EDUCATIONAL PROJECT FOR CULTURALLY DEPRIVED YOUTH.
MITCHELL, HOWARD E.
THE EFFECTIVENESS WAS STUDIED OF A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT, CONDUCTED DURING 6 WEEKS OF A SUMMER, ON THE MOTIVATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND LEARNING ENHANCEMENT OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH (UNEMPLOYABLE AND UNDEREDUCATED). THE 100 PARTICIPATING MALE YOUTHS, AGES 16 TO 21, WERE EACH ASSIGNED TO COUNSELORS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND TO DORMATORIES WHERE THEY LIVED DURING THE WEEK FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM, RETURNING TO THEIR HOMES FOR WEEKENDS. PARTICIPANTS WERE PAID $10 EACH WEEK AND RECEIVED A $25 BONUS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PROJECT. THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCES WERE PROVIDED--BASIC EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, PHYSICAL FITNESS, GROUP COUNSELING, AND INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE. EVALUATIVE INSTRUMENTS WERE DESIGNED AND ADMINISTERED TO TRAINEES, COUNSELORS, SUPERVISORS, AND OTHERS. IN ADDITION, A CRITICAL REVIEW WAS ACCOMPLISHED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 6-WEEK PERIOD THROUGH GROUP INTERACTION AMONG CONSULTANTS, STAFF MEMBERS, AND OTHER CONCERNED PERSONNEL, ALL OF WHOM HAD OBSERVED THE PROJECT IN PROGRESS. IN GENERAL, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE PARTICIPATING YOUTHS RESPONDED FAVORABLY TO THE OVERALL PROJECT. MAJOR MOTIVATIONAL FUNCTIONING APPEARED THROUGH INTERPERSONAL STUDENT TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS. IMPLICATIONS SUGGESTED THAT SIMILAR PROJECTS COULD PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)