ERIC Number: ED051333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Summer Day 1969 Elementary School Program for Disadvantaged Pupils. Evaluation of State Urban Education Programs in New York City.
Fox, David J.; And Others
This is a report which describes and evaluates a Summer Day Elementary School (SDES) program conducted in 1969 and involving 153 elementary schools in New York City. For six weeks, 37,502 children from disadvantaged areas attended voluntarily for a half day. Services provided included: (1) reading and arithmetic (Basic Component); (2) enrichment for the academically gifted or talented (Gifted and Enrichment Component); (3) continuity for the mentally retarded (CRMD Component); and, (4) instruction in English as a second language (ESL Component). The extensive evaluation disclosed various strengths and weaknesses of all components. The major changes suggested were: (1) separate levels of instruction for children at or near grade level and those well below grade level; (2) improved communication in the CRMD Component; (3) more consistent selection of qualified teachers in the ESL Component; and, (4) year round commitment of staff, and early commitment of funds for significant improvement in the success level of the summer program. (Author/DM)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Schools, Enrichment Activities, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education, Language Programs, Poverty Areas, Program Descriptions, Statistical Data, Summative Evaluation, Summer Schools, Urban Areas
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Urban Education.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. Educational Research Committee.
Identifiers: New York (New York)