ERIC Number: ED041979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluations of the War on Poverty: Education Programs. RMC Report.
Cohen, Bonnie R.; Yonkers, Ann H.
The major anti-poverty educational programs are evaluated in this report by comparing those operated by the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) with those in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW) affecting a similar target population. A comparison of OEO Head Start with DHEW Title I preschool programs indicated that: (1) Title I funds at local level are spent on programs enrolling a lower percentage of the poor; (2) more than three fourths of Head Start participants seemed to be receiving medical and dental examinations; (3) Head Start classes are approximately half Title I class size and involve a larger number of operating personnel per class; and, (4) Head Start offers a variety of preschool services and is more costly than Title I. A comparison of OEO and DHEW Adult Basic Education programs revealed that in general the OEO program was more expensive and more employment-oriented than the DHEW program. Relating to the effectiveness of Upward Bound, it appeared that most students selected were underachievers who meet income qualifications, that college admission rates and retention rates among enrollees indicate marked program success, and that the program ranks as one of the more successful anti-poverty efforts. (RJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Poverty Programs, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Underachievement
Resource Management Corporation, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Md. 20014 ($5.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Department of Health Education and Welfare; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; OEO; Office Of Economic Opportunity; PROJECT HEAD START; Upward Bound