ERIC Number: ED059338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the ESEA Title I Program to Strengthen Early Childhood Education in Poverty Area Schools, New York City Board of Education.
Justman, Joseph; Oxman Wendy
The Program to Strengthen Early Childhood Education in Poverty Area Schools organized by the New York City Board of Education during the 1969-70 school year constituted a recycling of a similar program conducted during the previous year: both were funded under ESEA Title I programs. The two major objectives of the program were: (1) to improve the academic functioning of children in kindergarten, grade one, and grade two, with special emphasis on the removal of obstacles to learning; and, (2) to involve parents, in a meaningful way, in the education of their children. The objectives were to be achieved by the allocation of additional professional and paraprofessional personnel to those elementary schools designated as poverty area schools by the Council Against Poverty. The kindergarten program provided for more individual instruction for each pupil. A multi-media approach was instituted. Teachers, under the direction of the school principal and the Early Childhood Supervisor, planned meetings and workshops for parents. The program in grades one and two stressed methods of teaching reading and diagnosis of reading difficulty. The paraprofessional, where assigned, was to work in a close relationship with the teacher, assisting in developing improved attitudes and skills. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Inst. for Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York