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ERIC Number: ED160685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-13
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Redevelopment of Disadvantaged Youth: The U.S.A. Experience.
Passow, A. Harry
Since the early 1960s, there has been an outpouring of research and a mounting of programs and projects dealing with compensatory education for the disadvantaged. Despite continued debate over what constitutes compensatory education, many programs for the educationally disadvantaged share common characteristics. Three of the largest Federally sponsored programs--Head Start, Follow Through, and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I, focus on early childhood education. Two Federally funded programs, Upward Bound and Job Corps, are specifically aimed at adolescents and young adults. Studies and surveys of these and other compensatory programs are being conducted by the National Institute of Education (NIE) because earlier evaluations, especially of Title I (ESEA), have proven to be unsatisfactory. The NIE study consists of 35 research projects which deal with areas of funds allocation, compensatory services, student development, and administration. Another NIE study is examining the effectiveness of reading and mathematics instruction provided for compensatory education students. The emphases of compensatory programs and the foci and conclusions of their evaluations are reviewed in this paper. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Job Corps; National Institute of Education; Project Follow Through; Project Head Start; Upward Bound
Note: For a related document, see UD 018 60l; Paper prepared for presentation at the Youth Aliyah and Hadassah Seminar on Residential Education and Disadvantaged Youth (Jerusalem, Israel, September 13, 1978)