ERIC Number: ED079882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Mentally Retarded Trainable Children and Educable Pupils. Final Report.
Joiner, Lee M.; And Others
Evaluated was a New York City summer enrichment program for 357 educable, trainable, or brain damaged elementary and secondary school children. Objectives of the program were measured improvement in social and emotional development, cognitive development, hobby skill development, and physical fitness. Evaluation consisted of observation, interviews with teachers, and objective pretesting and posttesting. Each of the five centers (one in each borough) divided children into four classes by ability level. The program involved experiences with drama, jewelry making, physical education, and photography. The evaluation concluded that quality of staff services was high, that physical facilities and supplies were adequate to good, that the children enjoyed the program, and that significant gains were achieved in all program areas except physical fitness. It was recommended that the program be continued and extended, that more experiences in sports be provided, that a Spanish speaking teacher or aide be employed at each center, and that a more relevant test of motor skills be applied. Appended are class schedules and evaluation forms. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students, Enrichment, Exceptional Child Education, Hobbies, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Neurological Impairments, Physical Fitness, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Social Development, Summer Programs
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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