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ERIC Number: ED012742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-30
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT TO DISADVANTAGED IN-SCHOOL NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS ENROLLEES DURING THE SUMMER.
PECK, BERNARD; AND OTHERS
A SUMMER PROGRAM OF EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH, AGES 16-22, WAS EVALUATED. THE PROGRAM, WHICH WAS DEVELOPED BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS AND CONDUCTED JOINTLY BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SIX COMMUNITY AGENCIES, ATTEMPTED (1) TO IMPROVE THE READING AND WRITING SKILLS OF THE ENROLLEES, (2) TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO HAVE REALISTIC OCCUPATIONAL GOALS, BASED ON FINISHING HIGH SCHOOL, (3) TO REACH A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH AND THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY AGENCIES IN THEIR EDUCATION, AND (4) TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODS. INFORMATION FOR THE EVALUATION WAS COLLECTED BY INTERVIEWS AND QUESTIONNAIRES. THE RESPONSES SHOWED THAT THE ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL OF 75 TO 80 PERCENT OF THE ENROLLEES IMPROVED AND THAT THEIR APPRECIATION OF THE NEED FOR CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION INCREASED. HOWEVER, THE PROGRAM COULD BE IMPROVED IN SEVERAL WAYS--(1) PROCUREMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES SHOULD BE REVISED, (2) PLANNING AND STAFFING SHOULD BEGIN AT LEAST 9 MONTHS BEFORE THE PROGRAM BEINGS, (3) THE ROLES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE COMMUNITY AGENCIES SHOULD BE DEFINED CLEARLY, (4) BASIC DATA ON THE ENROLLEES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE AGENCIES BY THE BOARD, AND (5) FEEDBACK ON THE ENROLLEES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THEIR HOME SCHOOLS. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS; New York (New York)