ERIC Number: ED047059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Final Report of the Evaluation of the Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy, ESEA Title I 1969-1970.
Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
The purpose of the Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy Program is to help students stay in school, help dropouts to return to school, or help students enter the job market. The program was evaluated in three categories: East Side Cluster Service, summer enrichment, and educational programs. The major evaluation objectives were to determine whether participants in the education program continued their education and/or became successfully employed; and whether the participants exhibited self-confidence to achieve in educational settings. Methods of evaluation included information from interviews, school and employee records, and questionnaires. Over 78 percent of those who graduated from both phases of the Academy Program and 64 percent of those who left the Academy prior to graduation either continued their education and/or became successfully employed. The students tended to exhibit some hopelessness with regard to their futures, but in general saw education as valuable, and the Academy as a place where they were accepted by persons in whom they had confidence. The report concludes that the educational phases of the Street Academy are in accord with goals at a level far above what one would expect. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I