ERIC Number: ED021675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Effects of an Enrichment Program on the School Achievement of Rural Welfare Recipient Children.
Frost, Joe L.
A study of 3 schools in a severely impoverished rural Arkansas school district sought to determine the effects of an enrichment program initiated in one of the schools. Efforts were also made to determine and compare the achievement and resultant gains in intelligence, personality, and academic advancement of welfare recipient and non recipient children in each school. Analysis of variance indicated that there existed no significant differences between the 3 schools with regard to achievement of all students studied. Welfare recipient children performed at a lower level than non welfare recipients on the academic test. Children enrolled in the enrichment program at the experimental school made significantly higher gains than children at the other 2 schools. It was concluded that an enriched, small-group instructional setting is much superior to a nonenriched program of any size. (DA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Aid Applicants, Intelligence, Language Skills, Personality Assessment, Reading Achievement, Rural Education, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: Arkansas; California Achievement Tests; California Short Form Test of Mental Maturity; California Test of Personality