ERIC Number: ED171843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Historical Development of Education in a Social Service Agency.
McClain, Shirla R.
This report is a historical study of the growth and development of the Akron Community Service Center and Urban League's (ACSC & UL) educational programs. Emphasis is given to the reasons for the emergence of such programs and how a social agency's educational programs differed from public school programs. An overview of the history and philosophy of the agency is provided. The programs and services offered by the agency in its early years are discussed. Specific educational programs which developed out of these offerings such as the Education and Youth Incentive (E & YI) Program are described and evaluated. Other innovative programs which were developed to deal with the problems and concerns of youth, particularly blacks, are considered. Particular attention is given to the Akron-Summit Tutorial Program (A-STP), the Special Education Program, and the Black Education and Employment Program (BEEP). It is concluded that these educational programs were developed in response to societal needs. It is also concluded that the ACSC & UL's educational programs differed from the public school programs in terms of staffing, formality and structure, curriculum, instructional procedures, and evaluation of student's progress. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Akron Community Service Center and Urban League
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (April 8-12, 1979); Not available in hard copy due to author's restriction