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ERIC Number: ED011532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-31
Pages: 109
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FREE CHOICE OPEN ENROLLMENT - ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
FOX, DAVID J.
THIS EVALUATIVE REPORT OF A FREE CHOICE-OPEN ENROLLMENT PROGRAM, IN WHICH MINORITY GROUP CHILDREN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFER TO SCHOOLS OUTSIDE THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, RECORDED THE RESPONSES OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN THE RECEIVING AND SENDING SCHOOLS. ASSESSMENT OF THE PROGRAM WAS BASED ON 2-DAY VISITS TO 63 SCHOOLS TO GATHER OBSERVATIONAL, INTERVIEW, SOCIOMETRIC, AND SCHOOL RECORDED DATA. BECAUSE OF LIMITED TIME, MATERIAL ON THE PARENTS' ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PROGRAM AND THEIR EVALUATION OF ITS EFFECTIVENESS WAS NOT OBTAINED. GENERAL FINDINGS INDICATED LITTLE CHANGE IN THE READING ABILITY OF THE PROGRAM CHILDREN WHEN COMPARED WITH THAT OF STUDENTS REMAINING IN THE SENDING SCHOOLS. GAINS WERE OBSERVED, HOWEVER, IN SOCIAL RELATIONS, AS THERE WAS FRIENDLY INTERACTION AMONG ETHNIC GROUPS IN MOST RECEIVING SCHOOLS. BOTH PROGRAM CHILDREN AND THOSE IN THE RECEIVING SCHOOLS HAD POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS OF SCHOOL, CLASS, AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS, BUT THE STAFF FELT THAT THEIR JOB HAD BECOME MORE DIFFICULT AND THAT SCHOOL DISCIPLINE HAD DECLINED. THE PROGRAM HAD SUCH ADMINISTRATIVE DIFFICULTIES AS LACK OF BUS SUPERVISION, INSUFFICIENT ORIENTATION FOR PARTICIPANTS (PARENTS AND CHILDREN), POOR COORDINATION BETWEEN RECEIVING AND SENDING SCHOOLS, AND NOT ENOUGH PERSONNEL FOR REMEDIAL WORK IN THE RECEIVING SCHOOLS. (NC)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)