ERIC Number: ED024389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Project SPEED: Final Report of a Summer Program to Prepare Educationally Deficient Students for College.
Lackey, Ronnie D.; Ross, Gerald N.
The 9-week Summer Program of Education Enrichment and Development (SPEED) was meant to provide academic help for the marginal student, equip him for college, and improve his self-concept. Various methods were used to determine his academic and emotional needs. The 78 students were divided into four groups. Four teachers and four tutors (for math, reading, and writing), four counselors, and a speech teacher on one-third time comprised the faculty, who kept detailed daily records. Main findings were: (1) varied teaching techniques (e.g., individual help) must be used, (2) schedules must be flexible, (3) programed material is not practical for unmotivated students, (4) as suitable textbooks are scarce, teachers must develop their own materials, (5) more student data should be on hand before the program begins, (6) most students changed their self-image from failure to success and acquired a sense of personal worth, (7) mid-term evaluation should be by interview, (8) students had difficulty applying logic and accepting responsibility, (9) they disliked the testing program, and (10) tutors could often reach them best. Recommendations included correction, where possible, of the negative findings above and (1) sharing of ideas on teaching methods by participating schools, (2) faculty travel money for workshops, (3) staff sensitivity training, (4) more staff for reading and writing, (5) full-time staff member for testing and research, (6) more field trips, (7) class limit of 15, (8) continuation of programs like SPEED. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: South Georgia Coll., Douglas.