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ERIC Number: ED013856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 162
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Reference Count: 0
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WHERE THE ACTION IS--AN EVALUATION, PROJECT 64-1.
NEARINE, ROBERT J.
PROJECT 64-1, AN ENRICHMENT PROJECT IN THE HARTFORD, CONN., SCHOOLS WHICH IS EVALUATED HERE, IS A MODIFIED HIGHER HORIZONS PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES INCREASED SPECIAL SERVICES AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES TO DISADVANTAGED YOUTH IN 14 ELEMENTARY AND TWO HIGH SCHOOLS. THE ULTIMATE GOALS OF THE PROJECT ARE TO HELP THESE YOUTH DEVELOP A SELF-IMAGE WHICH WILL MAKE THEM REACH FOR HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL GOALS, AND TO ACADEMICALLY AND CULTURALLY EQUIP THEM FOR THE COMPETITION FOR EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. THE IMMEDIATE GOALS OF THE PROJECT ARE TO MOTIVATE THE STUDENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SCHOOL'S EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS, ASSIST THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT BY COMPENSATING FOR THEIR INADEQUATE HOME ENVIRONMENT, AND PROVIDE THE SCHOOLS WITH SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDENTS' ABILITIES AND POTENTIAL SO THAT TEACHERS CAN PLAN INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION. IN ADDITION TO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND READING IMPROVEMENT INSTRUCTION, THE PROGRAM OFFERS HEALTH SERVICES AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES, AND PROVIDES THE SERVICES OF SPEECH AND HEARING THERAPISTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINERS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, AND SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS. EACH OF THESE COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT ARE BRIEFLY EVALUATED IN THIS REPORT. IT IS NOTED THAT ALTHOUGH EVALUATION IS AN ONGOING PROCESS, AND THEREFORE ALWAYS INCOMPLETE, THE PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE RESULTS OF THE PROJECT ARE FAVORABLE. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Hartford City Board of Education, CT.
Identifiers: Higher Horizons Program