ERIC Number: ED085957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Socially Maladjusted and Emotionally Disturbed Children. Summer 1972. Final Report.
Spivack, Frieda; Kosky, Elizabeth
A 6-week summer program (1972) provided educational, recreational, vocational, and cultural experiences for 502 elementary and secondary level socially maladjusted and emotionally disturbed children in 14 New York City facilities. Goals included consolidation of learning in areas of reading and mathematics; instruction in subject areas such as science, social studies, and art; provision for secondary students to acquire equivalency diplomas and pursue vocational training; and promotion of emotional and social growth. Evaluation was by means of seven instruments such as the Social and Emotional Growth Scale involving teacher rating of pupils; the Administrator's Form to gather information such as program organization; and the "My Summer School" questionnaire for students. Results indicated that the summer program achieved and in some cases surpassed pupil objectives, that 72% of students improved reading skills, that 69% of students improved in mathematics, and that 56% of the sampled elementary school population improved in social and emotional functioning. Also results showed failure of 75% of the facilities to provide adequate supportive services, integrated community resources, cultural and enrichment activities, and industrial and vocational services. A number of recommendations concerning funding, time schedule, and staff were made for future summer programs. (Evaluation forms are included in the appendixes.) (MC)
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I