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ERIC Number: ED013144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 90
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Reference Count: 0
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INCREASING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH.
MOULTON, ROBERT W.; STEWART, LAWRENCE H.
A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE IF EXPERIMENTAL COUNSELING PROCEDURES COULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN TRADITIONAL GROUP COUNSELING IN IMPROVING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, AND TO DETERMINE IF CHANGES FROM EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES WERE RELATED TO VARIATIONS IN ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVE. THE AUTHORS NOTED THAT TRADITIONAL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES HAVE NOT BEEN EFFECTIVE IN ALTERING ACHIEVEMENT PATTERNS OF LOW ACHIEVING STUDENTS. FIFTY-FIVE NEGRO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS FROM TWO SCHOOLS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WERE DIVIDED INTO AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF THIRTY SEVEN, AND TWO CONTROL GROUPS OF NINE EACH. PRE- AND POST-TESTS OF INSIGHT AND SCHOOL ATTITUDES WERE ADMINISTERED TO THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND ONE CONTROL GROUP. THE CONTROL GROUP EXPERIENCED TRADITIONAL GROUP COUNSELING PROCEDURES, WHILE THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WAS SUB-DIVIDED INTO SMALLER GROUPS OF EIGHT TO TEN STUDENTS TO ALLOW EACH STUDENT MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AS HE WISHED. A FOLLOW-UP ATTEMPT ONE YEAR LATER INVOLVED ALL GROUPS. THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY DID NOT DEMONSTRATE THE SUPERIORITY OF THE EXPERIMENTAL METHOD. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
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