ERIC Number: ED039295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-31
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An Experimental After-School Program for Underachieving Second Graders (Three Progress Reports Covering 1 September 1967 - 31 August 1968, 1 September 1968 - 5 March 1969, and 1 September 1968 - 31 August 1969 Respectively).
Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
The Second Grade Underachievers Program seeks to test the efficacy of educationally oriented play groups as a remedial educational technique as contrasted with individual tutoring, or a combination of tutoring plus educational play groups. The program attempts to interest and involve neighborhood agencies in more after-school programs that are educationally supportive in scope. Since seven-year-old children should be most receptive to educational material when it is presented creatively in the context of games, inasmuch as play is naturally more relevant to them than serious learning exercises, the project used innovative group play techniques to teach and reinforce learning by second graders diagnosed and referred to as underachievers by their teachers. The play technique, it is felt, might also overcome the anxiety that underachieving second graders might feel in the classroom. (JM)
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Curriculum Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Students, Play Therapy, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Underachievement
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Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.