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ERIC Number: ED020226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun-22
Pages: 24
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THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS, WHERE EMOTIONS AND EXPERIENCES MEET. EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS OF THE DISADVANTAGED, APPENDIX B.
SUMMERS, LINDEN D., JR.; LETTIS, DONALD R.
A SUMMER PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY (1) TO MOTIVATE ADOLESCENT MALE DROPOUTS TOWARD EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND (2) TO ENCOURAGE IN THEM MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD ART AND SOCIETY. THE PROGRAM CENTERED AROUND AN ART CLASS SINCE ART WAS AN AREA ABOUT WHICH STUDENTS HAD EXPERIENCED THE LEAST FRUSTRATION AND FAILURE. STUDENTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO HAVE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH INTERN TEACHERS ON THE CAMPUS. IN THE ART CLASS STUDENTS WERE MOST SUCCESSFUL AT CREATING ABSTRACT NONREPRESENTATIONAL WORKS, WHICH DID NOT DEMAND A TALENT FOR DRAWING. IN GENERAL, THEIR EDUCATIONAL ATTITUDES AND ASPIRATIONS SEEMED TO IMPROVE, AND NO MAJOR DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS AROSE DURING THE PROGRAM'S TWO SUMMERS OF OPERATION. A BRIEF FOLLOWUP REPORT ON THE PARTICIPANTS IS INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT, AN INVITED JOINT ADDRESS WAS DELIVERED AT A CONFERENCE, "THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST AND THE DISADVANTAGED," (STAR LAKE, NEW YORK, SUMMER CAMP OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT POTSDAM, JUNE 22, 1966). (AF)
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Identifiers: Colgate University NY