ERIC Number: ED025548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Skidmore and PEP--Where the Action is.
Reed, Horace B.
Skidmore Alumnae Quarterly, v46 n2 p12-15 Fall 1967
A residential program for 150 disadvantaged junior high school students from both urban and rural areas of New York was conducted at Skidmore College. A part of Programs to Excite Potential (PEP), this pilot project is based on the hypothesis that a multisensory art experience can stimulate academic motivation and strengthen the self-confidence of underachieving students. Development of constructive human relationships is another objective of the project. Students attended classes in music, dance, arts or crafts, communications or theater, and science or typing. Cultural events and trips were also featured. It is noted that anti-social behavior was a problem in this group of adolescents. This PEP experience is currently (1967) being evaluated but a tentative estimate indicates that dropout rate was low and students felt that they had benefitted and had gained in self-understanding. (NH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Cultural Enrichment, Dance, Disadvantaged Youth, Field Trips, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High School Students, Music, Residential Programs, Self Control, Self Esteem, Student Improvement, Summer Programs, Underachievement
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Identifiers: Programs to Excite Potential; Skidmore College NY