ERIC Number: ED059340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the ESEA Title I Program "Strengthening Early Childhood Education in Poverty Area Schools," 1970-1971.
Oxman, Wendy; Justman, Joseph
The Program to Strengthen Early Childhood Education in Poverty Area Schools, organized by the New York City Board of Education, constituted a recycling of a similar program conducted during the previous year, and was also funded under E.S.E.A. Title I Programs. The goals were: (1) to overcome deficits in verbal, conceptual, and cognitive development; (2) to develop personal and interpersonal relationships with a peer group as well as with adults in the immediate environment; (3) to develop critical thinking and problem solving; (4) to develop a feeling of self-worth and an internalized code of behavior; (5) to improve vocabulary, concept development, and other reading skills; and, (6) to involve parents and the community. These 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 involved the provision of more individualized instruction for each pupil by the teacher, assisted by the assigned paraprofessional. A multi-media approach was instituted. Meetings and workshops for parents wer e held. The program in grades one and two was to stress reading, methods of teaching reading, and diagnosis of reading difficulty. (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