ERIC Number: ED186537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Emergency School Aid Act Pilot Project, Final Project Report, 1978-79.
Fraser, Lowrie A.
Two Emergency School Aid Act pilot programs were conducted by the Atlanta Public Schools: Cultural Adjustment and Special Mathematics. The purpose of the Cultural Adjustment program was to reduce isolation and educational problems related to non-English speaking pupils and pupils who have first language interference. Program evaluation conclusions reported that: students studying English as a second language increased their proficiency in English usage; pupils studying Spanish as a native language increased their levels of skills in Spanish usage; special services were provided to improve levels of interaction between parents of immigrant students and the school; and the pupils were involved in varied activities designed to promote social adjustment and assist academic functioning. The Special Mathematics program sought to improve mathematics achievement of elementary pupils through a program in which students, parents, and school personnel could work cooperatively. The basic curriculum was the Curriculum Development Associates (CDA) Mathematics Program. Program evaluation concluded that: most pupils showed a loss in age achievement quotient after having used the CDA program; pupils made gains in self concept as learners; and teachers did not feel committed to the program, were not fully implementing it, and half the time used other teaching materials. Learning activities, behavioral objectives, and data tables are included. Cultural Adjustment program materials are appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers: Emergency School Aid Act 1972; Georgia (Atlanta)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to reproduction quality of original document.