ERIC Number: ED086370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Final Report on the Evaluation of Project Upswing's First Year.
Plantec, P.; And Others
This technical report describes the evaluation of the first year of Project Upswing, a 2-year experimental study to determine the potential contribution of volunteers in helping young children overcome learning difficulties. The three large groups of first grade children involved received tutoring either from specially trained volunteers, untrained volunteers, or received no tutoring as a control group. Results indicated that children taught by either the trained or untrained tutors made greater gains in achievement than the control children. Tutored children also showed gains in self-esteem. Volume I of this report includes profiles of participants and their first impressions of the project. Volume II provides an analysis of tutoring results and final impressions of the project. An appendix gives facsimiles of evaluation questionnaires. (CS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Operations Research, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.