ERIC Number: ED026690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report for the ESEA Title III Project, South Bronx Multi-Purpose Supplementary Educational Center (SOMPSEC).
North, Robert D.
This is a report of an evaluation of the South Bronx Multi-Purpose Supplementary Educational Center (SOMPSEC). The primary objectives of SOMPSEC, funded under Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act were: (1) to enhance the self-image of minority-group students, (2) to encourage development of their artistic talent, and (3) to increase school-community cooperation. Tours of the center featured African, Afro-American, and Puerto Rican exhibits. Classes and experiences were also provided in dancing, art, and music. The Psychological Corporation developed an evaluation procedure consisting of process evaluation (through observations, interview, and record analysis) and product evaluation (through a research design specifying measures, samples, and statistical treatment). The program appeared to the evaluators to be very successful in fulfilling and encouraging the development of artistic talent and increasing school-community cooperation. Evidence indicates that the program has helped students gain an appreciation of the contributions made by minority groups. No distinct evidence was obtained to show enhancement of the self-image of minority group children. SOMPSEC could be a prototype for other inner-city centers. (KP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Psychological Corp., New York, NY.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.