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ERIC Number: ED015049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 9
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AN UMBRELLA OF THREE EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS - ONE EACH IN--OVERTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA, WHEELER COUNTY, GEORGIA. THE RURAL EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.
UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE DANFORTH AND NOYES FOUNDATIONS, A CONSORTIUM OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND AGENCIES HAVE COLLABORATED IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTHS IN SPECIFIED RURAL AREAS. SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE--(1) EFFECTIVELY INTERVENE SO THAT A CYCLE OF ACCUMULATED DEFICITS IN CERTAIN LEARNING SKILLS WILL BE INTERRUPTED, (2) DEMONSTRATE THAT AS RURAL SCHOOL STUDENTS IMPROVE THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, THE PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND LAYMEN WILL IMPROVE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF AND EMPATHY TOWARD THE STUDENTS, AND (3) DEMONSTRATE THAT STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE MANY BENEFITS WHEN THE RESEARCH AND THEORY OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL ARE COMBINED WITH THE PRACTICAL KNOW-HOW OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS. RURAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THREE COUNTIES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROJECT WHICH INVOLVES 5,481 STUDENTS. ELEVEN INTERVENTION COMPONENTS, WHICH ARE BEING USED TO ACCOMPLISH THE FIRST OBJECTIVE, ARE LISTED IN THE REPORT. SIX OF THESE COMPONENTS ARE COMMON TO ALL THREE COUNTIES. THE REPORT CONCLUDES WITH A LIST OF KEY PERSONNEL, THEIR POSITIONS, AND THE INSTITUTIONS, AGENCIES, OR ORGANIZATIONS THEY REPRESENT. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.
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