ERIC Number: ED069420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Model Programs Compensatory Education: More Effective Schools Program, New York, New York.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The More Effective Schools Program was designed to prevent academic failure of disadvantaged urban children by focusing on their basic language and mathematics problems. It attempted to improve the quality of a traditional educational program through reducing the pupil-teacher ratio; offering more small-group and individualized instruction; providing remedial, tutorial, and enrichment instruction; extending instruction to prekindergarten and after school periods; and encouraging teachers to employ innovative methods such as team teaching. In addition to administrative personnel, the staff includes guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, attendance teachers, psychiatrists, speech improvement teachers, community relations coordinators, classroom teachers, special teachers, and secretaries. When taking into account the effects of student attrition, the program does show benefits for the participants, although the superiority of program children over control groups has typically been quite small. Data from several evaluations support the conclusion that the program has been modestly successful in raising student achievement. (LH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Experience, Educational Objectives, Language Acquisition, Poverty, Public Schools, Student Attitudes, Urban Youth
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Cat. No. HE 5.237:37088, $0.15)
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Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)