ERIC Number: ED070783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-31
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Edison Project: Final Evaluation Report--Year One, 1971-1972.
Fishman, Roger J.; Edwards, Graynle D.
The Edison Project is an ESEA Title VIII dropout prevention program for 250 tenth grade students who were identified as potential dropouts on the basis of previous attendance, grades, and grade level retention. Some of the problems that affect student attendance have been found to be gangs, money, race, and relevance of education. The project was formed so as to ameliorate these problems. Career development and community awareness were to be integral parts of the curricula that were to be developed. Self-contained classrooms and home contacts were specified as means of personalizing education. Work-stipend positions, which involved 15 hours of work each week, were available and paid from the project budget. Remedial math, remedial reading, health care, and food services were also provided. The instructional and career development goals met with little success. The dropout rate was 21.3 percent while the average daily attendance was 78.1 percent. Other tenth graders in the high school had corresponding rates of 33.1 and 61.8 percent. Pretest-posttest gains were seven months in reading and two months in arithmetic. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII