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ERIC Number: ED010332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 134
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Reference Count: 0
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A CURRICULUM DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR DROPOUT-PRONE STUDENTS--DELINQUENCY STUDY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.
MATTHEWS, CHARLES V.; ROAM, JOHN E.
A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED WITH SLOW-LEARNING, SOCIALLY ALIENATED STUDENTS (POTENTIAL DROPOUTS). FULL-TIME CLASSES WERE ESTABLISHED FOR GRADES 7 TO 12, CONTAINING SPECIAL LEARNING UNITS IN LANGUAGE ARTS, SOCIAL STUDIES, ARITHMETIC, SCIENCE, INDUSTRIAL ARTS, HOME ECONOMICS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND WORK EXPERIENCE. THE CURRICULUM CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY OF THE CLASSES WERE REPORTED IN A COMPANION VOLUME (ED 010 331). THE EXPERIMENTAL (DEMONSTRATION) GROUP WAS SELECTED FROM STUDENTS JUDGED TO BE MOST DROPOUT-PRONE ON THE BASES OF (1) INTELLIGENCE, (2) READING ACHIEVEMENT, (3) GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT, (4) SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND (5) SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT. A MATCHED CONTROL GROUP WAS FORMED WHICH RECEIVED NEITHER CURRICULAR ADJUSTMENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, NOR SERVICES OF NONTEACHING PERSONNEL WHO WORKED WITH THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF DATA OBTAINED DURING A 3-YEAR STUDY INDICATED (1) THE PROGRAM WAS SIGNIFICANTLY SUCCESSFUL IN IMPROVING THE HOLDING POWER OF SCHOOL, (2) SPECIAL READING AND ARITHMETIC PROGRAMS PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN ACHIEVEMENT, AND (3) STUDENTS IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM DID NOT SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE IN THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE WHEN COMPARED WITH STUDENTS IN THE CONTROL GROUP. ADDITIONAL STUDY AND REVISION OF THE CURRICULUM WERE RECOMMENDED. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.
Identifiers: DELINQUENCY STUDY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT; ILLINOIS; Illinois (Edwardsville)