ERIC Number: ED185204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Title I Summer Programs.
David, Jane L.
This study focuses on the current practices of summer programs funded under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Information provided includes the types of programs that have been implemented, the populations they serve, and the programs' costs. Data presented from a national survey as well as from individual State education agency reports suggest that Title I summer programs are neither widespread nor increasing in number. Information gathered from Wisconsin, Georgia, and Oregon, indicates that existing programs tend to be conducted at the elementary school level, are academically oriented, and run for approximately six weeks each. Staff and student attitudes are described as generally positive. In addition, a number of legal considerations particular to Title I summer programs are discussed, including: (1) student eligibility and selection criteria; (2) the programs' geographical locations and reach; and (3) the absence of a normal State or local contribution to summer programs, which creates difficulties in applying the prohibitions of supplanting and other related rules. It is concluded that Title I summer programs generally provide as much or more instruction than school year programs at less cost per student. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA. Educational Policy Research Center.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I