ERIC Number: ED054238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Project Concern: Hartford, Connecticut.
Satz, Arthur; Hoffman, Martin
This is the report of Project Concern which operated in Hartford, Connecticut in 1966. Faced with public school problems, the city decided to attempt to bus some of its inner city children to schools of the surrounding suburbs. In the process of convincing the suburban towns to participate in a cooperative education program, the project leaders were forced to focus carefully on the desired results of busing urban children to the suburbs. Extensive records of the academic and social development of 260 children bused to 5 suburban towns were kept between 1966-1968, and compared to control groups of children remaining in the Hartford ghettos. The results of the testing and other data persuaded ten other towns and white middle class areas of Hartford City itself to participate in the project and accept target area children. (Author/DM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Bus Transportation, Desegregation Effects, Elementary Schools, Program Descriptions, School Desegregation, Summative Evaluation, Urban Education
Center for Urban Education, 105 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 (PRS 007: $1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. Program Reference Service.