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ERIC Number: ED011017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 101
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Reference Count: 0
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A BETTER CHANCE, AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SPONSORED BY DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.
DEY, CHARLES F.; JACKSON, DAVIS
A SUMMER PROGRAM OFFERED INTENSIVE ACADEMIC PREPARATION TO DISADVANTAGED BOYS WHO HAD RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS. THE PROGRAM'S STRESS ON ENGLISH, READING, AND MATHEMATICS WAS MAINTAINED BY CLOSE PERSONAL CONTACT BETWEEN STAFF AND STUDENTS, SMALL CLASS SECTIONS, AND INDIVIDUAL TUTORING. THE TUTORS LIVED WITH THE STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM AND WERE THUS ABLE TO SPOT POTENTIAL DIFFICULTIES AND TO ACT TO RESOLVE THEM. THROUGH THEIR INSIGHT INTO THE STUDENTS' PERSONALITIES THEY WERE ABLE TO BROADEN AND INTENSIFY THE OVERALL IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM. WEEKEND EXCURSIONS, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, AND ATHLETICS ALSO WERE MADE A PART OF THE PROGRAM. SEVENTY-FOUR OF THE 82 PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WERE RECOMMENDED TO THE PREPARATORY SCHOOLS. A 5-YEAR FOLLOWUP STUDY OF THE ACADEMIC CAREERS OF THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS IS PLANNED. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH.
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