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ERIC Number: ED019358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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INTERMITTENT OPPORTUNITIES, SOME OBSERVATIONS AND HYPOTHESES RELATING TO AN EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR SOME CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN OF BOSTON.
HOZID, JOSEPH L.
THIS RESEARCH INVESTIGATED WHY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS CHOSE TO ATTEND OR NOT TO ATTEND A SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM. INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH A SAMPLE OF GIRLS AND THEIR MOTHERS TO DETERMINE THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL AND FAMILY ON THEIR CHOICE. SOME OF THE SPECIFIC FACTORS AFFECTING THEIR ATTENDING WERE CONSIDERED IN PLANNING THE PROGRAM FOR THE FOLLOWING SUMMER. THOSE WHO HAD BEEN INVITED IN 1964 BUT DID NOT ATTEND WERE INVITED AGAIN IN 1965. RECRUITMENT WAS BEGUN EARLIER TO ALLOW MORE TIME FOR PARENTS TO PLAN AND DECIDE. A LETTER INFORMING PARENTS AND STUDENTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM WAS SENT AT THE SAME TIME PRINCIPALS EXTENDED THE INVITATION. PRINCIPALS WERE MORE CAREFULLY ORIENTED, AND INFORMATION PAMPHLETS WERE MORE CAREFULLY DESIGNED. QUESTIONS WERE RAISED BY THE STUDY ABOUT THE EFFECT OF INTERMITTENT OPPORTUNITIES ON DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, AND ABOUT THE DANGER OF INSTILLING ASPIRATIONS WHICH OUTWEIGH THE MEANS OF SATISFYING THEM. PROBLEMS OF STUDENT SELECTION AND THE NEED FOR PROGRAM CONTINUATION DURING THE YEAR ARE DISCUSSED. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Simmons Coll., Boston, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)