ERIC Number: ED072128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
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An Evaluation of the ESEA Title I Programs, Community School District I, New York City Board of Education. Final Report.
Hofmann, Louis J.; And Others
This evaluation deals with the Strengthening Early Childhood program in District 1 of Manhattan, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act. The program provides the kindergartens, first, and second grades of the 13 participant schools with teaching and educational assistant positions and with a small amount of materials. The primary objective of the program is to reduce the adult-pupil ratio to better meet the needs of each child. To this end, an educational assistant, working five and a half hours per day, was to be assigned to each kindergarten class, and to first and second grade classes on the basis of one assistant for each 28 children for 60 percent of the children in each grade. Sufficient teachers were to be assigned to reduce the teacher-pupil ratio (not class size). The added adults were to make possible a greater degree of small group and/or individual instruction. The educational assistants were to assist teachers in developing improved attitudes, skills, and habits in accordance with specific objectives. This entailed aiding the teacher in instructional, supervisory, monitorial, clerical, and administrative duties. The educational assistants were also to be residents of the community in which they worked, and thus were to provide a vital link between the homes, schools, and communities served by the program. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I