ERIC Number: ED061343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluative Report on the Educational Component of the Atlanta Model Cities Program. Research and Development Report, Volume 5, Number 5, October 1971.
Barker, Anna E.; And Others
The Educational Component of the Model Cities Program was designed to meet the needs stated by the residents of the Model Neighborhood Area to increase attendance and achievement of students, decrease dropouts, provide some day care services, and lower adult illiteracy and unemployment. Basically, the strategy employed to meet these needs was to offer an educational program that was both attractive and relevant to the residents. The Preschool Program provides both day care service and increasing achievement. The Extended Day Activities appear to be accounting for an additional increase in attendance above that created by the rest of the Model Cities Projects. The Communication Skills Laboratories are increasing the abilities to communicate and understand communication in Model Neighborhood Area students who were even more deficient than their peers to begin with. The Community Schools have provided a range of innovative classes, from those classifiable as enrichment through those that are vocationally oriented. The pupil service provided under the heading of Teacher Pupil Services was that offered by the social workers and attendance aides whose primary objective is to increase attendance. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers: Georgia; Georgia (Atlanta); Model Cities Program