ERIC Number: ED031522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep-25
Reference Count: 0
The College Orientation Program, June 22-August 14, 1964: A Report Submitted to The National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.
Georgetown University conducted a college orientation summer school in 1964 for 49 eleventh grade students in the District of Columbia schools. Most of the Negro students from the District's slum area were interested in going to college bu t needed special academic aid and encouragement to qualify for good colleges. The program offered courses in chemistry, mathematics, English and reading improvement, and also provided guidance and counseling services and field trips and cultural enrichment. The summer school succeeded in improving student performance, motivation, and self-confidence. Future programs will start this talent development with tenth grade students. (NH)
Descriptors: Black Students, Chemistry, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Counseling Services, Cultural Enrichment, Educational Programs, English, Field Trips, Grade 11, Guidance Programs, Mathematics, Reading Improvement, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Summer Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: College Orientation Program; District of Columbia; Georgetown University DC