ERIC Number: ED041993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Programs for Handicapped Children in Non-Public Schools. Project No. 2068. Evaluation of ESEA Title I Projects in New York City 1967-68.
The purpose of the project evaluated in this report was to furnish supplementary educational and clinical services to disadvantaged children from nonpublic schools. Services were also furnished to those children who were mentally retarded, or visually or acoustically handicapped. Specific objectives related to the characteristics of those children were to improve classroom performance in reading beyond usual expectations, to improve self-image, to increase expectations of school success, and to improve average daily attendance. Evaluation procedures of the project included examination of school records, interviews with school administrators, attendance of speech therapy and remedial instruction classes, and interviews with project supervisors and with parents of enrollees. Findings of the study are considered to justify the conclusion that all project objectives have been advanced to the extent possible within the limits of the operational period. Recommendations included: continuance and recycling of the project on a full-year program basis, institution of a follow-up study, recruitment of personnel with a background of handling the handicapped, continuance of education of parents about the program, and continuance of use of personnel from disadvantaged areas. (RJ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Average Daily Attendance, Clinics, Disadvantaged Youth, Enrichment, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Interviews, Mental Retardation, Parent Attitudes, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Supplementary Education, Visual Impairments
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)