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ERIC Number: ED013239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 62
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Reference Count: 0
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SUMMER EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN OF POVERTY.
WILSON, O. MEREDITH; AND OTHERS
TO OBSERVE 1966 TITLE I VOLUNTARY SUMMER SCHOOL PROJECTS, 27 CONSULTANTS TO THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE EDUCATION OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN VISITED 86 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN 43 STATES IN ORDER TO (1) GATHER FACTUAL DATA, (2) WRITE DETAILED PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS, (3) OFFER EVALUATIONS, AND (4) SUGGEST IMPROVEMENTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TITLE I. FROM THE REPORTS IT WAS FOUND THAT (1) TITLE I HAS GIVEN SCHOOLS THE MEANS TO EMPLOY NEW PERSONNEL, TO PURCHASE BOOKS AND TEACHING MATERIALS, AND TO PROVIDE FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICAL CARE FOR NEEDY STUDENTS, (2) STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP WAS THE MOST-CITED FACTOR IN DISTINGUISHING GOOD CLASSROOMS FROM POOR ONES, (3) MOST PROJECTS WERE POORLY-PLANNED, PIECEMEAL EFFORTS AT REMEDIATION, (4) EDUCATIONAL EQUIPMENT IS OFTEN PURCHASED WITHOUT EXAMINING THE THE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES THAT UNDERLIE ITS USE, (5) MOST SCHOOLS DID NOT IDENTIFY AND ATTRACT THE MOST SERIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, AND (6) TITLE I EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM PERSONNEL SELDOM COOPERATE TO A WORTHWHILE DEGREE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT (1) TITLE I IS CAUSING TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS TO FOCUS THEIR THINKING ON WAYS TO OVERCOME EDUCATIONAL DEPRIVATION, (2) PROGRAMS SHOULD NOT BE FORMULATED WITHOUT CONSULTING THE TEACHERS WHO MUST IMPLEMENT THEM, (3) MONEY THOUGHTFULLY SPENT ON SUMMER SCHOOLS MAY BE AMONG THE MOST PRODUCTIVE SPENT BY TITLE I, AND (4) SUBSTANTIAL TITLE I FUNDS SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children, Washington, DC.
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