ERIC Number: ED064429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1969-1970 After School Study Centers Program: District Decentralized Project. ESEA Title I.
Nalven, Fredric; Hofmann, Louis J.
The prime objective of the After School Student Center (ASSC) programs, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is to provide afterschool remediation and enrichment to primary school children from public and nonpublic schools. During the 1969-70 school year, 44 such ASSC's functioned throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Most of the programs operated three days per week from three to five p.m. Attendance in all cases was on a voluntary basis and enrollment was on a first-come, first-served basis with referrals made by the regular classroom teachers with parental approval. The primary curricula of the ASSC's involved remedial reading, remedial mathematics, language arts, and communications skills, especially for non-English speaking children, and various Afro-Puerto Rican cultural programs in some centers. Some centers also offered library programs and a variety of dramatic, art, and music programs. The following procedures were used to evaluate the extent to which the program objectives were met: fifteen centers were visited and reported on. A total of 99 children were randomly sampled from these 15 centers for intensive study. The regular classroom teachers of the participating students as well as 47 ASSC staff members completed questionnaires concerning their impressions of how the centers were operating and made recommendations concerning their improvement. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)