ERIC Number: ED033186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Learning Laboratory To Teach Basic Skills in a Culturally Deprived Area. Final Report.
Booker T. Washington Junior-Senior High School, Miami, FL.
Designed as a 3-year pilot project, the Booker T. Washington High School Learning Laboratory emphasized the preparation of its disadvantaged Negro students for better job opportunities. Three consecutive experimental groups were to receive special training in language arts and mathematics, as well as special guidance. Three corresponding control groups were to be selected. The program ended after its second year because massive urban renewal and highway construction caused the phasing out of the high school. Rigorous evaluation of the program in terms of employment following high school and academic achievement was thus impossible. However, tentative experimental-control comparisons on post-high school employment, and on academic achievement using the Metropolitan Achievement Test, reveal that the experimental groups were always equal, and sometimes superior, to the control groups. A highly favorable result following the second year was that a large number of students in the initial experimental groups stayed in school in spite of urban renewal problems. See ED 019 704 for "Guidance Units" used in the project. [Urban renewal maps, pages B1 and B2, are not included with the document because of their marginal reproducibility.] (EM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Booker T. Washington Junior-Senior High School, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Miami); Metropolitan Achievement Tests