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ERIC Number: ED020216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A BETTER CHANCE, AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. ABC REPORT, 1964.
DEY, CHARLES
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE FIRST SUMMER OF AN INTENSIVE SUMMER PROGRAM CONDUCTED AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE FOR 55 DISADVANTAGED HIGH SCHOOL BOYS. PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF PROMISING ACADEMIC POTENTIAL. FIFTY-ONE OF THE 55 BOYS HAD BEEN ACCEPTED INTO PREPARATORY SCHOOLS, CONTINGENT UPON THEIR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE SUMMER PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM PROVIDED MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH INSTRUCTION, ATHLETICS, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, WEEKEND TRIPS, AND CAMPING EXPERIENCES. CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE STUDENTS WAS MAINTAINED BY SMALL CLASS SIZE AND BY THE USE OF RESIDENT TUTORS. A FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION FOR EACH STUDENT WAS SENT TO THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL WHICH HAD TENTATIVELY ACCEPTED HIM. A 5-YEAR FOLLOWUP STUDY OF THE PARTICIPANTS HAS BEEN PROPOSED. IN THE APPENDIXES ARE DATA ON THE PARENTS' OCCUPATION AND ON THE SENDING HIGH SCHOOLS. SAMPLE RECOMMENDATION LETTERS AND SUMMARIES OF THE MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH PROGRAMS ARE ALSO PRESENTED. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH.
Identifiers: A Better Chance Inc; Dartmouth College NH; INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM; NEW HAMPSHIRE