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ERIC Number: ED045755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 15
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Academic Day Camp.
Akron Public Schools, OH.
This report of an academic day camp program for disadvantaged inner-city children includes a description of the program as well as an evaluation based on staff recommendations and standardized test scores. The program provides an all-day experience with an individualized approach to improvement in reading and mathematics skills; in the afternoon, there is an opportunity to engage in recreational activities that contributes to social, cultural, and physical development. The objectives were to improve academic skills, enhance self-concept, and develop better attitudes toward school and authority figures. The morning academic program involved the use of the Audio Reading Progress Laboratory and Math Continuous Progress Laboratory with two cassette tape recorders per class of eight to ten pupils. At the conclusion of the morning program, a balanced cold lunch was provided for each youngster. The afternoon phase was devised to extend learning beyond the classroom in activities such as fishing, swimming, and field trips. Three hundred and ninety pupils who just completed the fourth or fifth grade and who were at least one year below grade level in reading or mathematics were selected. The results show that most students increased their scores on California reading, language, and arithmetic tests one half of a grade or more. (Author/JW)
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Authoring Institution: Akron Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio