ERIC Number: ED041998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
More Effective Schools Program in Poverty Area Schools, 1968-69. Evaluation Report of an ESEA Title I Project of the New York City Public School System.
North, Robert D.; And Others
An evaluation of the fifth year of the More Effective Schools Program, this study utilized observations, interviews, central office and school records, and questionnaires administered to parents, teachers, specialists, students, and paraprofessionals for evaluation purposes. In this 1968-69 program, 1,422 teachers supplemented by 485 special teachers, 138 professionals, and a large number of paraprofessionals were deployed to teach 16,456 pupils living in New York City disadvantaged areas. The major objective of the program was to raise the academic achievement of the students by means of promising modern methods of teaching under optimum conditions with a staff of able, enthusiastic teachers and clinical teams. The program also included plans for selecting schools so as to achieve maximum integration, use of educational facilities after school hours, establishment of close relations with local colleges and universities, and increased community involvement in school matters. Findings of the study indicated that: the program's major objective was realized to a considerable degree--but many teachers through lack of training or experience seemed unable to make the most of opportunities presented; neither improved integration nor closer relations with colleges and universities was achieved; school facilities were used but not to the extent envisaged; and, most of the schools developed strong ties with the community. (RJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Classroom Observation Techniques, College School Cooperation, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth, Interviews, Nonprofessional Personnel, Professional Personnel, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Desegregation, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Psychological Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers: More Effective Schools Program; New York (New York)