ERIC Number: ED057145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
This Child Succeeds in School.
Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Project Success Environment is an experimental program sponsored by the Atlanta Public Schools and funded by the State Department of Education under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The focus of this program, subtitled "An approach to Community Educational Improvement," is the development of a success technique for use with inner city pupils. The success technique is an application of reinforcement theory to modify pupil behavior utilizing relevant, rewarding experiences with positive outcomes as the reinforcer. Over a three-year period, the major goals or objectives of the program are: to train teachers, assistant teachers, and pupil models to use the success technique; to observe, record, and evaluate behavioral changes that occur in project pupils who are exposed to success technique; and, to develop, refine, and document the success technique based on experience obtained from utilizing and evaluating it, so that it can be replicated in other schools or cities. Criterial behavior being observed include conduct, academic achievement, and self-concept. Although it is too early to be able to draw conclusions from the data collected, the evidence is promising. For example, over the first 22 weeks of the school year, disruptions per student dropped from around 3.5 to around l.5. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Experimental Programs, Inner City, Motivation, Reinforcement, Self Concept, Student Behavior, Student Improvement
Project Success Environment, 210 Pryor St., Suite 201, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Georgia; Project Success Environment