ERIC Number: ED041561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of a Program for Disadvantaged Youth Developing Self-Concept of Academic Ability.
Olsen, Henry D.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of compensatory education on selected socially determined intervening variables which may affect the academic growth and performance of a black or white post-high school, pre-college student - a Compensatory Education Student (CES). The study focuses on 3 problems. (1) Is admission of a student into a compensatory education program accompanied by social influences (intervening variables) which are generally negative and strong enough to counteract the benefits of the supposedly more ideal educational setting? (2) Will success in a compensatory education program predict a likelihood of that student achieving a college degree? (3) Does peer group companionship of the individual involved in compensatory education have any bearing upon the individual's success? Answers to these questions were sought by testing 8 hypotheses. This report discusses the related literature and the procedures used for research and analysis; analyzes the data; and presents a summary, conclusions and implications. A bibliography and the questionnaires used are included. (AF)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo.