ERIC Number: ED043439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Project Upper Cumberland, Title III ESEA. Final Report.
Khanna, J. L.; And Others
Project Upper Cumberland--serving 16 Tennessee counties from July 1, 1967 through September 30, 1970--sponsored a teachers' inservice program emphasizing human relations training, a cultural arts program (grades 1-12), and a guidance and counseling program (grades 1-9). All 3 programs had the general goal of changing and improving attitudes and self-concepts of rural mountain children. The programs, funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, were evaluated by faculty members from Tennessee universities. Teachers participating in the human relations inservice program scored higher on a measure of self-actualization, displayed a higher degree of interpersonal thinking, and were more change-oriented than nonparticipating teachers. Children in the cultural arts program showed a tendency toward increase originality and the ability to elaborate on an idea. Both elementary and junior high counseling programs received positive feedback from children and teachers and were credited with improving school morale. The dropout rate for junior high school students participating in the counseling program decreased significantly. One of the project's greatest contributions was to demonstrate that new programs could be staffed with local personnel and could be carried on in existing, often inadequate, facilities without unreasonable demands on local systems for materials and supplies. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Division of Plans and Supplementary Centers, BESE.
Authoring Institution: Overton County Board of Education, Livingston, TN.