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ERIC Number: ED020967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 5
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SHOES DON'T MATTER WHEN A BRIGHT KID IS UPWARD BOUND.
SINCLAIR, WARD
THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES THE ACTIVITIES OF UPWARD BOUND PROJECTS AT BELLARMINE COLLEGE IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE. UPWARD BOUND IS A NATIONWIDE, FEDERALLY-SPONSORED PROJECT TO ENCOURAGE DISADVANTAGED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTHS TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION. DURING A SUMMER PHASE THE PROJECTS IN LOUISVILLE PROVIDED SMALLER CLASSES, INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION, AND INTENSIVE COUNSELING. THE CURRICULUM WAS "FLEXIBLE" AND AT TIMES "IMPROMPTU," AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF PARENTS IN PROJECT ACTIVITIES WAS ENCOURAGED. PROJECT PERSONNEL MAINTAINED WEEKLY CONTACT WITH THE STUDENTS AFTER THEY RETURNED TO THEIR HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR. ALTHOUGH THE STUDENTS HAVE NOT YET INCREASED THEIR GRADES, IT IS FELT THAT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED IN THEIR ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR. OF THE 16 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO COMPLETED THE FIRST UPWARD BOUND CYCLE IN THE SUMMER OF 1966, 11 HAVE GONE ON TO COLLEGE. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "SOUTHERN EDUCATION REPORT," VOLUME 3, NUMBER 6, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1968. (DK)
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Identifiers: Bellarmine College KY; KENTUCKY; University of Louisville KY; UPWARD BOUND