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ERIC Number: ED014516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Apr-29
Pages: 11
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WHAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE ACADEMIC RETARDATION IN MINORITY GROUP CHILDREN.
SCHREIBER, DANIEL
THE BACKGROUND AND GROWTH OF THE NEW YORK CITY HIGHER HORIZONS PROGRAM ARE DESCRIBED. IN 1956, A PILOT PROJECT WAS INITIATED IN ONE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO IDENTIFY AND STIMULATE ABLE DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. ITS GOALS WERE TO ENCOURAGE HIGHER ASPIRATION LEVELS, ACHIEVEMENT, AND AN IMAGE OF BEING COLLEGE-BOUND. ACCORDINGLY, THE PROGRAM INCLUDED INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING, GROUP GUIDANCE LESSONS, STRESS ON COLLEGE AND CAREERS, AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES WHICH USED THE CITY'S RESOURCES. AN ESSENTIAL FACET OF THE PROJECT WAS PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND COOPERATION. REMEDIATION IN READING AND ARITHMETIC WAS ALSO PROVIDED. COMPARISONS OF PRE- AND POST-PROJECT STUDENTS SHOWED GAINS IN THE NUMBER OF COURSES PASSED, ACADEMIC AVERAGES, HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS RANKS, I.Q. SCORES, BEHAVIOR, AND ATTENDANCE. THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM LED TO ITS EXTENSION TO 65 NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS TO SCHOOLS IN OTHER CITIES. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE INVITATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NORTHERN SCHOOL DESEGREGATION--PROGRESS AND PROBLEMS, P.46-56. (NH)
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Identifiers: Higher Horizons Program