ERIC Number: ED024739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
The Centre Program for Project Opportunity.
Weber, William H., III
Reported is a research and development program, Project Opportunity, which involved 11 high schools in eight Southern states. Sponsors and participants were the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Ford Foundation, Berea, Centre, and Transylvania Colleges, the schools systems of Breathitt and Lee Counties and the Princeton, N.J., High School. This summer program for poor and culturally disadvantaged students sought to identify those with college potential and to offer them enrichment during the period from seventh through twelfth grades. The project included five facets: (1) the enrichment efforts with the high school students; (2) exposure of the high school teachers to a "Directed Participation Approach" to teaching; (3) development of new tenth grade courses in mathematics, science, literature, and social studies; (4) the use of college undergraduates as instructors; and (5) a program for administrators. The document contains chapters on the academic and recreational programs, and on a separate Danville University Program. (NH)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Preparation, College Students, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, Enrichment Activities, High School Students, Literature, Mathematics Curriculum, Program Evaluation, Recreational Programs, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Summer Programs, Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre Coll. of Kentucky, Danville.
Identifiers: Berea College KY; Centre College KY; Ford Foundation; Kentucky; Kentucky (Breathitt County); Kentucky (Lee County); New Jersey; Princeton High School NJ; Project Opportunity; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Transylvania College KY; United States (South)