ERIC Number: ED032980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for the Orientation and Placement of Culturally, Economically, and Educationally Deprived Children of Junior High Age. Final Evaluation Report.
Saint Cloud Board of Education, Minn.
A junior high school orientation program was conducted from June 1 to August 1, 1967 for 270 students scheduled to enter 2 public junior high schools in St. Cloud, Minnesota from 21 rural public and parochial schools. The major purpose of the project was to ease the transition problems for nonresident students and their families caused by the transfer from ungraded and 1-room elementary schools to large city schools. The orientation program, organized into 5 phases, was designed to ease this transition through contacts between the school and the home. Phase 1 identified all students graduating from rural elementary schools. Phase 2 identified students with academic difficulties. Phase 3 consisted of 2 personal contacts between the school and the parents. Phase 4 was a 1-week orientation program conducted for the students in the school they were to attend. Phase 5 was an evaluation of the entire program by students, parents, teachers, and counselors. During this phase a survey of 221 students and 165 parents indicated almost unanimous support for the program. Parent and student comments about the program, both favorable and unfavorable, were included in the appendices to this report. This project was funded under Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Author/TL).
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud Board of Education, Minn.