ERIC Number: ED059881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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An Evaluation of the State Urban Education Program "Living Science Center" District 10, New York City Board of Education.
Vinci, Thomas G.; DeVita, Christina
A program of stimulation, motivation, and cultural enrichment for children in New York City's School District 10 is evaluated in this report. The Bronx Zoological Gardens were used for living laboratory experiences, coordinated with classroom activities in different curriculum areas. Employing zoo visits, lectures, films, and classroom demonstrations, the Living Science Center Program reached over 800 fifth grade students. Effectiveness of the program was evaluated with three instruments: interviews with students, questionnaires to teachers, and observation. Findings from the evaluations are reported under the following topics: (1) project materials and implementation, (2) program observation, (3) personnel evaluation of the program, (4) student reaction to the program, (5) post-program test results, and (6) program coordination and administration. Recommendations for program continuation and improvement are also given. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Inst. for Research and Evaluation.