ERIC Number: ED058978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Summer Program for Hispano High School Students. A Report for the Second Year, June 15, - July 10, 1970.
The goal for the second year of the Colorado Mexican-American Student Program was to motivate and inspire a selected number of high school students to seek a college education. Students for the program were selected according to 5 criteria: (1) Mexican American ancestry, (2) promising academic potential, (3) completion of grade 10, (4) average or above average achievement in academic or social activities, and (5) some degree of underachievement. Program changes for the second year included more teacher and counselor involvement in student selection; an increase in the number of students participating (from 21 to 26); payment of the program director's salary by the Denver Public Schools; and administration of various vocational interest tests administered to the students. The 4-week summer session consisted of discussion groups, lectures, and laboratories on such topics as astronomy, social protest, Hispano history, physics, and psychology. The winter follow-up program consisted of social events and a tutoring program. The document contains a program description and responses of 25 students to an evaluation questionnaire. A related document is RC005904. (PS)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Preparation, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Discussion Groups, Interest Inventories, Mexican Americans, Motivation, Parent Participation, Physics, Program Descriptions, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students, Summer Science Programs, Tutoring, Urban Youth, Volunteers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver County Public Schools, CO.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Dept. of Physics and Astrophysics.