ERIC Number: ED021933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Project Concern; a Supplementary Report on Non-Academic Factors.
Mahan, Thomas W.
This supplementary report on Project Concern, an educational intervention program in Hartford, Connecticut, which buses inner city minority group children to suburban schools, deals with the nonacademic aspects of the experiment. Described briefly is the typical low socioeconomic background of the elementary school children. The reaction of the majority of suburban parents to the experiment is said to have been favorable, particularly among those who have had direct experience with the project. The suburban teachers have generally rated Project Concern students as above average in academic and social development and feel that they have adapted well to the suburban school milieu. It is "safe" to conclude that suburban pupils do not suffer academically when they are in classes with inner city children. Socially, Project Concern children have been accepted by the suburban students as any other child would be. (NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bus Transportation, Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Programs, Inner City, Minority Group Children, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, School Desegregation, Social Development, Social Relations, Socioeconomic Background, Student Reaction, Suburban Schools, Suburban Youth, Teacher Attitudes
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connecticut; Hartford; Project Concern