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ERIC Number: ED012717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROJECT MOTIVATION 1964-1965.
MURTON, BONNIE J.; AND OTHERS
THIS EVALUATION REPORT DESCRIBES AN 8-MONTH PROJECT WHOSE GOALS WERE (1) TO MOTIVATE AND OFFER SUPPORT TO CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, (2) TO ENCOURAGE IN THEM POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL, AND (3) TO ENRICH THEIR LIVES THROUGH CULTURAL EXPERIENCES. VOLUNTEER COLLEGE STUDENTS WORKED ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS WITH 26 THIRD-, FOURTH-, AND FIFTH-GRADE STUDENTS. THE PROJECT ALSO ATTEMPTED TO HEIGHTEN THE SOCIAL CONCERNS OF THESE VOLUNTEERS BY INFORMING THEM OF THE NEEDS OF THE DEPRIVED AND TO STIMULATE THEM TO CONSIDER HUMAN SERVICE CAREERS. THE PROJECT PROVIDED ACTIVITIES IN THE HOME, NEIGHBORHOOD, AND COMMUNITY, WHICH SOMETIMES WERE RELATED TO THE CHILD'S SCHOOL EXPERIENCES. HOWEVER, THE VOLUNTEER NEVER TUTORED THE CHILD. ALTHOUGH OBJECTIVE MEASURES DID NOT SHOW CLEAR GAINS IN THE CHILDREN'S ATTITUDES AND PERFORMANCE, THEIR PARENTS FELT THAT THE VOLUNTEERS' COMPANIONSHIP AND THE CHILDREN'S NEW EXPERIENCES WERE VALUABLE. THE SOCIAL ATTITUDES OF THE VOLUNTEERS ALSO WERE AFFECTED FAVORABLY. THE FIRST PART OF THE REPORT IS DESIGNED FOR THE GENERAL READER AND THE SECOND FOR THE SPECIALIST. A SAMPLE APPLICATION FORM FOR VOLUNTEERS IS APPENDED, AND 14 TABLES SUMMARIZE THE DATA. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Community Health and Welfare Council of Hennepin County Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis); PROJECT MOTIVATION; YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT