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ERIC Number: ED018180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 35
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Reference Count: 0
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PROJECT SUMMER '67, AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH--AN EVALUATION.
GOLD, BENJAMIN K.
THE LOS ANGELES CITY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT CONDUCTED A 6-WEEK EXPERIMENT FOR THREE GROUPS OF UNDEREDUCATED YOUTH--(1) 50 WITH LOW HIGH SCHOOL GRADES, (2) 51 FROM BILINGUAL HOMES AND ALSO WITH LOW GRADES, AND (3) 51 ADMITTED TO COLLEGE BUT UNABLE TO MAINTAIN A C AVERAGE. AMONG THE PROGRAM'S 10 OBJECTIVES WERE (1) REFINING CERTAIN TEACHING PRACTICES DISCOVERED IN AN EARLIER PROJECT, (2) PROVIDING IN-SERVICE RETRAINING OF INSTRUCTORS, (3) TRAINING TEACHER AIDES TO USE THE EXPERIENCE IN THEIR HOME COMMUNITIES, (4) HELPING THE STUDENT BY EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF HIS WEAK POINTS, (5) FINDING JOBS SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH LOW VERBAL SKILL, AND (6) IMPROVING THE STUDENT'S ATTITUDE AS WELL AS HIS SKILL. ALL THREE GROUPS ENROLLED IN TWO EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES, HAD TUTORIAL SESSIONS, AND ATTENDED CULTURAL EVENTS. GROUP I ALSO TOOK COURSES IN LANGUAGE AND INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY, GROUP II TOOK THE SAME IN A BILINGUAL CONTEXT, AND GROUP III TOOK THE PSYCHOLOGY COURSE AND ONE CALLED "MAN AND SOCIETY." IN PRE- AND POST-TESTS, ATTITUDES WERE MEASURED BY THE MEANING OF WORDS INVENTORY, WITH 15 OF THE 30 ITEMS SHOWING A POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE STUDENTS. ON READING TESTS, GROUP III SHOWED THE MOST IMPROVEMENT, GROUP I THE LEAST. GPA'S RANGED FROM 2.00 TO 2.89. AT THE END OF THE PROJECT, 126 (83 PERCENT) WERE STILL ENROLLED. ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF EACH GROUP ENROLLED IN COLLEGE FOR THE FALL TERM. REPLIES TO A 40-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE SHOWED FAVORABLE STUDENT OPINION OF THE PROJECT. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
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