ERIC Number: ED036366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-10
Reference Count: 0
A Report of the Summer Study-Skills Program.
Echols, Ivor J.; Suerken, Ernst H.
The Summer Study-Skills Program (SSSP) described in this report is sponsored by the Educational Counseling Service of the Board of National Missions, United Presbyterian Church. Under the SSSP, tenth-grade minority youth from small towns or rural areas of the southeastern and southwestern United States who are educationally disadvantaged but are ranked high according to the norms of their communities are given a structured 6-week basic curriculum of mathematics, communications, and reading. This curriculum is designed to prepare participating students for academic success in their remaining years of high school and in college. It is reported that of the more than 400 students who have taken part in the program, 85% are accounted for and have performed well in college. Along with the discussion of the 1967 SSSP--in terms of teaching goals, student life during the session, and financial support for the project--the report describes 2 other SSSP programs: the 1967 Reading Workshop for elementary teachers and the 1967 Administrators Workshop. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Atlanta, GA. Board of National Missions.