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ERIC Number: ED010118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 139
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EDUCATIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN DURING THE FIRST SCHOOL YEAR FOLLOWING FOUR YEARS OF LITTLE OR NO SCHOOLING.
GREEN, ROBERT L.; AND OTHERS
FOLLOWING A 4-YEAR CLOSURE PERIOD, STANDARD COGNITIVE AND NONCOGNITIVE MEASURES WERE OBTAINED ON A SIGNIFICANTLY LARGE GROUP OF NEGRO CHILDREN BEFORE AND AFTER AN 18-MONTH PERIOD OF RESUMED FORMAL SCHOOLING IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VIRGINIA. SAMPLES OF STUDENTS COMPLETING SOME FORMAL EDUCATION DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD AND OTHERS HAVING NO EDUCATION DURING THIS PERIOD WERE USED TO DETERMINE THE VARIABLE IMPACT OF RESUMED FORMAL SCHOOLING ON THEIR INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT, ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS, ASPIRATIONS, SELF-CONCEPT, AND ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL. DATA ANALYSIS SHOWED GENERAL IMPROVEMENT IN MEASURED INTELLIGENCE AMONG THE SUBJECTS AFTER FORMAL SCHOOLING WAS RESUMED. ONLY THOSE CHILDREN WHO WERE TOTALLY DEPRIVED OF FORMAL EDUCATION DURING THE PERIOD OF SCHOOL CLOSURE, HOWEVER, EXHIBITED SIGNIFICANT GAINS. RESULTS SHOWED, ALSO, THAT YOUNGER AGE GROUPS WERE CLOSER TO NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT NORMS THAN THEIR OLDER COUNTERPARTS AFTER SCHOOLING RESUMED. ADDITIONALLY, IT WAS SHOWN THAT TOTALLY DEPRIVED STUDENTS MADE THE GREATEST POSITIVE CHANGE IN EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS. THESE RESULTS AND OTHERS SUGGESTED THAT EDUCATIONAL DEFICIENCIES AMONG DISADVANTAGED GROUPS CAN POSSIBLY BE REVERSED IF SUFFICIENT RESOURCES, CURRICULUM INNOVATIONS, AND COMPETENT TEACHING ARE OBTAINED AND ADMINISTERED PROPERLY. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Michigan (East Lansing); VIRGINIA; Virginia (Prince Edward County)