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ERIC Number: ED017947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 122
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EVENING GUIDANCE CENTERS FOR DISADVANTAGED PUPILS OF PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SEBALD, DOROTHY D.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT WERE--(1) TO PROVIDE CLINICAL AND GUIDANCE SERVICES IN 137 EVENING CENTERS IN SELECTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS OF NEW YORK CITY, AND (2) TO HOLD A COMPLEMENTARY TEACHER-TRAINING PROGRAM IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL-SOCIAL STABILITY OF SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THESE AREAS. EXPERIENCED GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, AND PSYCHIATRISTS SERVICED 5,754 PUPILS FOR 32,611 SESSIONS AND INTERVIEWED 8,894 PARENTS FOR 24,924 SESSIONS. SERVICES INCLUDED DIAGNOSIS, EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, PARENT COUNSELING, AND TEACHER CONSULTATION. THIS EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT WAS CONDUCTED BY A COMMITTEE OF SIX PSYCHOLOGISTS AND GUIDANCE SPECIALISTS EXPERIENCED IN THE PROBLEMS OF DISADVANTAGED URBAN COMMUNITIES. AT RANDOM CENTERS, THEY OBSERVED, COLLECTED DATA THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES, AND INTERVIEWED STAFF MEMBERS, HEADS OF THE SCHOOLS INVOLVED, AND PARENTS. THEY CONCLUDE THAT THE CENTERS SHOULD BE CONTINUED BECAUSE OF MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN PUPIL ADJUSTMENT AND BEHAVIOR IN THE HOME, SCHOOL, AND PEER RELATIONS AND BECAUSE OF INCREASED TEACHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE PROJECT, THEY RECOMMEND SPECIAL TRAINING TO PREPARE PERSONNEL, LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR STAFF IN AREAS WHERE ENGLISH IS A SECOND LANGUAGE, MORE RECRUITING OF SKILLED PERSONNEL, AND THE SOLVING OF FUNCTIONAL AND COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS. (AUTHOR/RD)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I