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ERIC Number: ED012677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECTS OF AN IN-RESIDENCE SUMMER PROGRAM ON THE ACADEMIC-YEAR PERFORMANCE OF UNDERACHIEVING DISADVANTAGED HIGH-SCHOOL YOUTH.
LACHICA, GENARO; TANNER, DANIEL
A NEW YORK CITY PROGRAM TO IDENTIFY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH WITH UNDISCOVERED COLLEGE POTENTIAL AT THE END OF NINTH GRADE, TO IMPROVE THEIR MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL WORK, TO DEVELOP THEIR EXPECTATIONS FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE, AND TO IMPROVE THEIR CHANCES FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE, IS DESCRIBED. DURING THE SPRING OF 1965, 579 DISADVANTAGED BOYS AND GIRLS WERE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF EARLIER SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, SEVERE SOCIOECONOMIC HANDICAPS, STANDARDIZED TEST PERFORMANCE, AND COUNSELOR AND TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS. AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 145 STUDENTS RANDOMLY CHOSEN FROM THE GROUP WAS GIVEN A SPECIAL 8-WEEK, IN-RESIDENCE SUMMER PROGRAM ON THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS--AN UPWARD BOUND PILOT PROJECT DESIGNED TO OVERCOME EDUCATIONAL DEFICIENCIES, DEVELOP IMPROVED ATTITUDES TOWARD LEARNING, AND DEVELOP MORE EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITS. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A SPECIAL SCHOOL-YEAR PROGRAM GIVEN IN FIVE HIGH SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT CENTERS, INCLUDING TUTORIAL SERVICES, CURRICULUM GUIDANCE, A CULTURAL PROGRAM, REMEDIAL WORK, BLOCK-TIME CLASSES, AND INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION. THE CONTROL GROUP OF 424 STUDENTS WAS EXPOSED ONLY TO THE SPECIAL SCHOOL-YEAR PROGRAM. AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, THE TWO GROUPS WERE COMPARED FOR GRADES, REGENTS EXAMINATION SCORES, ATTENDANCE, AND DROPOUTS. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SHOWED A SLIGHT ADVANTAGE. FURTHER RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GIVEN. TABLES AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION MEETING (NEW YORK CITY, FEBRUARY 18, 1967). (LS)
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Identifiers: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION; COLLEGE DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM; Columbia University NY; New York (New York); Upward Bound