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ERIC Number: ED018502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 91
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECTS OF THE BOSTON EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM ON CHILDREN'S ATTITUDES, VALUES, AND CREATIVITY.
VREELAND, REBECCA S.
AN EVALUATION OF A 6-WEEK SUMMER EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS RANGING FROM PRESCHOOL TO GRADE NINE FOUND THAT DESPITE THE SHORTNESS OF THE SESSIONS PROGRESS WAS MADE TOWARD REACHING THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM. THE GOALS INCLUDED INCREASING STUDENTS' VERBAL AND NONVERBAL CREATIVITY, DEVELOPING STUDENT COOPERATION AND TOLERANCE, DEVELOPING MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL AND TOWARD AUTHORITY, AND BETTERING THE WORK HABITS OF THE STUDENTS. TEACHERS FOR THE 445 PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WERE DRAWN MOSTLY FROM THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN THE BOSTON AREA WHICH CONDUCTED THE PROGRAM. THE TEACHERS WERE GIVEN A SHARE OF THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, TEACHING METHODS, DISCIPLINE, AND DAILY ROUTINE. THE CURRICULUM TRIED TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS' READING ABILITY AND COMPREHENSION, WRITTEN AND ORAL EXPRESSION, AND UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION AND DISCOVERY. ALL STUDENTS WERE PERFORMING AT GRADE LEVEL WHEN THE PROGRAM WAS INITIATED. THE PROGRAM WAS SUCCESSFUL IN INCREASING INTEREST IN INTELLECTUAL MATTERS, IN EMPHASIZING ETHICAL REWARDS OVER MATERIAL REWARDS, AND IN TEACHING THE MIDDLE CLASS VALUES OF NEATNESS, PUNCTUALITY, AND HONESTY. THE STUDENTS ALSO SHOWED MORE TOLERANCE FOR OTHERS, A GREATER WILLINGNESS TO COOPERATE, AND A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN CREATIVE THINKING. ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PUBLICATION OFFICE, LONGFELLOW HALL, APPIAN WAY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02138. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Research and Development in Educational Differences.
Identifiers: GETZELS AND JACKSON MORALITY SCALE; INTERPERSONAL PERCEPTION TEST; THEMATIC APPERCEPTION TEST