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ERIC Number: ED016724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun
Pages: 218
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE COOPERATIVE EXPERIMENTAL SUMMER SCHOOL, 1959, 1960 AND 1961. A REPORT.
BOLDEN, WILEY S.
AN 8-WEEK NONCREDIT INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY FOUR NEGRO UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGES DURING THE SUMMERS OF 1959-61 IS DESCRIBED IN THIS REPORT. THE PROGRAM WAS INTENDED TO IMPROVE THE SCHOOL-RELATED ATTITUDES AND THE READING, ENGLISH COMPOSITION, MATHEMATICS, AND STUDY SKILLS OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO, ALTHOUGH ADMITTED TO THE COLLEGES, WERE DEFICIENT IN THESE AREAS. TO IDENTIFY RELATED TEACHING APPROACHES AND STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS WAS AN ADDITIONAL PROGRAM GOAL. EACH PARTICIPANT WAS GRANTED AN ALL-EXPENSES TUITION SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE SUMMER RESIDENT PROGRAM, AND WAS PROMISED A $400 FRESHMAN-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP IF HE COMPLETED THE PROGRAM SUCCESSFULLY. IN ADDITION TO THE FORMAL INSTRUCTIONAL AND GUIDANCE ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM, RECREATIONAL, SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED. SCORES FROM TESTS ADMINISTERED TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SUMMER WERE COMPARED WITH THEIR SCORES AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM, AND THEIR GRADES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR AND TEST SCORES IN SEPTEMBER AND MAY WERE COMPARED WITH SIMILAR DATA FROM A CLOSELY MATCHED GROUP OF CONTROL STUDENTS. DATA WERE ALSO GATHERED ON STUDENTS' HOME BACKGROUND, THEIR OPINIONS OF THE PROGRAM, AND THEIR PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. SOME OF THE RESULTS OF THE PROGRAM WERE THAT PARTICIPANTS GENERALLY IMPROVED IN READING AND MATHEMATICS DURING EACH OF THE THREE SUMMERS, AND AT MID-SEMESTER ACHIEVED HIGHER GRADES THAN NONPARTICIPANTS. HOWEVER THIS SUPERIORITY TENDED TO DECREASE DURING THE YEAR. CONTAINED IN APPENDIXES ARE CLASS SYLLABUSES, EXTENSIVE STATISTICAL DATA, AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIAL. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Cooperative Experimental Summer School, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Clark College GA; COOPERATIVE EXPERIMENTAL SUMMER SCHOOL; GEORGIA; Georgia (Atlanta); Morehouse College GA; Morris Brown College GA; Spelman College GA