ERIC Number: ED082896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Project BACSTOP (Better Acquisition of Cognitive Skills Through Outdoor Programming) Evaluation Report--1972-1973.
Battle Creek Public Schools, MI.
A series of structured experiences in a wilderness setting was used to generate changes in the feelings and attitudes of students and faculty in the 7th grade classes in the Battle Creek, Michigan Public Schools. The objectives of the project were to reverse racial separatism; reduce racially related, negative black/white incidents, to increase teacher/administrator/counselor perception of black/white relationships; to decrease absenteeism by increasing positive black/white interpersonal relationships; to improve student grade point averages; and to increase student performance on standardized tests. In addition to measurement of the objectives, anecdotal records were submitted by teachers, and a series of questionnaires were used for the purpose of overall program evaluation. Major findings were that all teachers responding found that tolerance levels were higher between black and white students, that there was an increase in voluntary black/white association, that the number of racially related negative incidents was reduced, and that absenteeism was not reduced. Copies of the questionnaire, test scores, and a description of the program were included. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Battle Creek Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan