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ERIC Number: ED012719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr-7
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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REPORT OF THE EVALUATION STUDY OF THE MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM.
HAMBURGER, MARTIN
A DESCRIPTIVE EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE OF A NEW YORK CITY COOPERATIVE PROGRAM TO MOTIVATE POTENTIAL DROPOUTS AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH SUPERVISED, PAID EMPLOYMENT AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE. THE BASIC STUDY SAMPLE WAS CONFINED TO GROUPS, BOYS AND GIRLS, IN FOUR PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO-PUERTO RICAN HIGH SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY. THE PROGRAM WAS EVALUATED BY (1) INTELLIGENCE, APTITUDE, ACHIEVEMENT, AND ATTITUDE TESTS, (2) INTERVIEWS AND QUESTIONNAIRES, (3) ON -THE-JOB OBSERVATIONS, AND (4) OTHER DATA WHICH INCLUDED GRADE, DISCIPLINARY, AND ANECDOTAL INFORMATION. FOR PURPOSES OF COMPARISON, A CONTROL GROUP WAS FORMED. SIGNIFICANTLY, THE PROGRAM GROUP AVERAGED A 5.50 IQ-POINT INCREASE OVER THE 1.55 POINT INCREASE OF THE CONTROLS. THE PROGRAM GROUP IMPROVED IN GENERAL ATTITUDE, ATTENDANCE, AND OTHER NONACADEMIC BEHAVIOR. HOWEVER, WHILE THE NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AMONG THE PROGRAM GROUP EXCEEDED THAT OF THE CONTROL GROUP, THEIR LEVEL OF VOCATIONAL ASPIRATION DID NOT NOTICEABLY RISE. THEIR ABSENCE ON THE JOB AND THEIR LATENESS WAS GREATER THAN THAT OF REGULAR EMPLOYEES. YET, SUCH AN INTEGRATED CURRICULUM WHICH INCORPORATES SCHOOL AND JOB EXPERIENCES IS IMPORTANT IN EDUCATING UNMOTIVATED DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. APPENDIXES INCLUDE ABSTRACTS OF INTERVIEWS AND DATA ON THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS, CONTENT OF THE PROGRAM, AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONCERNS. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Dept. of Personnel, NY.
Identifiers: MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM; New York (New York)