ERIC Number: ED040237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
District Decentralized Projects: Project No. 3169. Evaluation of ESEA Title I Projects in New York City, 1968-69.
Brown, Roscoe C., Jr.
This evaluation is focused on the actual operation and results of five decentralized projects. The following criteria were used in the selection of the specific projects examined: the projects would represent different categories of programs, different geographical areas of New York City, and different allocations in amount of the total budget. The general goals of the evaluation were to obtain a detailed description of the project from the Title I and project coordinators, and a measure of pupil performance when pupil performance or behavior was involved, to ascertain the opinions and attitudes of teachers, paraprofessional staff, parents of children involved in the projects, and local community representatives regarding each project. Projects examined were: "Diagnostic and Remedial Learning Laboratory,""Cultural Heritage Implementation Program,""Motivation in Learning,""Parental Involvement in Language Arts and Reading Improvement for Grades 1-3," and "Closed Circuit Television and Video Tape Recording." Findings indicated generally positive results in all projects except the TV Videotape teacher training project, which faltered due to mechanical and administrative problems. Recommendations include those of allotment of more time for planning, creation of another position of Title I coordinator, and more intensive efforts to involve community representatives. Appended are samples of questionnaire and interview forms, materials used, and records of some of the responses. (RJ)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Cultural Enrichment, Decentralization, Diagnostic Teaching, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Media, Elementary School Students, Federal Programs, Interviews, Nonprofessional Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Questionnaires, Reading Improvement, Remedial Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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. Educational Research Committee.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)