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ERIC Number: ED011025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-31
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SUMMER PROGRAM IN MUSIC AND ART FOR DISADVANTAGED PUPILS IN PUBLIC AND NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
STEINHOFF, CARL R.
EIGHTY-SEVEN SUMMER MUSIC AND ART PROGRAMS FOR PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOL DISADVANTAGED FIRST TO SIXTH GRADERS WERE EVALUATED. THE PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTED BECAUSE OF THEIR INTEREST AND THEIR ABILITY TO READ AT GRADE LEVEL. THE AIMS OF THE PROGRAMS WERE TO PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE IN THE ARTS, IDENTIFY AND ENCOURAGE THE TALENTED, AND BROADEN THE PARTICIPANTS' CULTURAL BACKGROUND. THE EVALUATION WAS BASED ON QUESTIONNAIRES TO TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS, OBSERVATION OF CLASSES, AND INTERVIEWS WITH STAFF, CHILDREN, AND PARENTS. IT WAS FOUND THAT (1) THE QUALITY AND SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMS DEPENDED ON THE QUALITY OF THE TEACHER, AND (2) THE PROGRAMS WERE OVERLY AMBITIOUS IN THE LIGHT OF THE BUREAUCRATIC PROBLEMS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND DID NOT REACH THOSE FOR WHOM IT WAS ESTABLISHED. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT (1) STAFF SELECTION BE BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION TO TEACH A SPECIFIC SKILL, (2) SELECTION OF STUDENTS BE IMPROVED TO INCLUDE POOR READERS, WHO ALSO NEED A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, (3) APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES BE MADE AVAILABLE ON TIME, (4) CULTURAL TRIPS BE INCLUDED, AND (5) ADMINISTRATION BE MORE CONCERNED WITH IMAGINATIVE USE OF TIME AND STAFF. HOWEVER, IT IS FELT THAT THE PROGRAMS WERE VALUABLE AND SHOULD BE CONTINUED, WITH ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE THEM. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)