ERIC Number: ED023714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
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Improving the Education of the Disadvantaged in an Elementary Setting.
Liddle, Gordon P.; And Others
Described is an action research program in four elementary schools in disadvantaged areas of Quincy, Illinois. This educational improvement effort focused on parent involvement and enrichment during and after school as well as in the summer. Curricular modifications and enrichment included field trips, development of listening skills, puppetry, and science and language classes. Other features were a library program, films, magazines for class and home, and art enrichment. An after-school garden project was initiated, and cultural activities were provided. Parents were involved through home visits by a family worker and teachers, the Parent Teachers Association programs, and a newsletter. Various community resources and agencies were also used in the program. Improvements both in intelligence and achievement scores and in self concept were found. (NH)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Resources, Curriculum, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary School Students, Enrichment Activities, Experiments, Home Visits, Horticulture, Intelligence Tests, Kindergarten Children, Parent Associations, Parent Participation, Public Agencies, School Social Workers, Self Concept, Teachers
Article published in Education Improvement for the Disadvantaged in an Elementary Setting, by Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Ill., 1967.
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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Identifiers: Illinois; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Quincy; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children