ERIC Number: ED072132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Clinical and Guidance Services, Non-Public Schools. Final Report.
Schwartz, Lester; And Others
The Non-Public Schools Clinical and Guidance Services Program, run by the Board of Education of the City of New York, and funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, was designed to provide clinical and guidance services to children attending designated nonpublic inner-city schools. The program was designed so that the clinical and guidance staff would engage in all the regular activities that they would normally perform in the public schools. To evaluate the program in general, a sample of 20 elementary nonpublic schools was randomly selected for study. Teachers referred large numbers of students for service. Students who presented behavior problems were most often referred. Of those students referred, about three quarters received services. Students who received services demonstrated significant academic improvement. The attendance records of students, already relatively high on the pre-measure, showed no significant improvement. While students who received services improved their attitudes towards school, the learning process, and their teachers, they did not change their attitudes towards their school-mates. Teachers judged that the referred students' classroom behavior had also improved. Although students, teachers, and principals all valued the services, the services were less successful in influencing the learning environment of the schools. (Author/JM)
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Education Level: N/A
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