ERIC Number: ED034010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Summer Schools for Junior High and Intermediate School Pupils. Evaluation of New York City Title I Educational Projects, 1966-67.
Fox, David J.; Weinberg, Emmeline
This New York City school district educational project sought to produce changes in a positive direction in academic achievement, attitudes toward school, and educational and vocational aspirations of two groups of disadvantaged children. One group consisted of children from public and nonpublic schools who had difficulty in learning because of reading retardation or had failed specific subjects and who were recommended by their home school for summer remedial education. The second group consisted of children who had mastered the basic reading skills and had high academic potential interest; for these children, the program of the Creative Arts Academy was established. Of interest was the employment of 244 recent high school graduates living in poverty areas, as educational aides to assist classroom teachers. The overall evaluation of the program was consistently positive. Striking gains were obtained in both reading and mathematics. The Creative Arts Academy program was viewed by observers, staff, and children alike as a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. A comprehensive sample of interview and questionnaire forms used in the program is appended at the end of the report. (EM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. Committee on Field Research and Evaluation.; City Coll. Research Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)