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ERIC Number: ED025792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 66
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Social Development Program. 1967 Report.
Ptaschnik, Jeffrey
The Social Development Program was originated under Title I to aid socially maladjusted students, particularly disadvantaged Negro students, to adjust socially and academically. Group dynamics were used to influence the self-concepts of sixth and seventh graders from five participating schools. This report states the formal definition of the program and outlines the objectives, antecedents, and processes. It also presents the results of a seven-month evaluation of the program. The results indicate the program is generally compatible with the total school system. However, more permanent quarters are needed. More financial support would assure continuity of leadership. A redefinition of student selection criteria is recommended, as is the employment of a more fully qualified staff. A more specific program definition of counseling, better utilization of resource materials, and better feedback from group leaders are also recommended. Further evaluation of the program will depend on a more specific formal definition. (NG)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
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