ERIC Number: ED087836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Title I, ESEA Umbrella District Number 15, Summer 1972. A Title I Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
The Head Start Program, established in the summer of 1971 in District 15 in Brooklyn, is a pre-school program for children of economically disadvantaged families. Its two main goals are: (1) to prepare children with no prior school experience for entry into kindergarten and first grade and (2) to involve parents in the education of their children by offering them needed educational and social services under the auspices of the schools in which their children are enrolled. The main emphasis of the Early Elementary Program, Grades One and Two, was directed toward the remediation of deficiencies in reading skills demonstrated by the children during the regular school year. 16 schools belonging to District 15 participated during the summer of 1972. The Later Elementary Program involved grades three through five in 16 of District 15's schools. The 1972 summer program varied according to the schools and individuals involved but the emphases on reading and mathematics were constant. Principals described the program as including activities titled "enrichment." These included dramatics, art, music, dance, trips, and ethnic cultural experiences. Most programs included a bilingual class for Spanish speaking children. A summer Junior High Program operated from July fifth through August eleventh at five schools for a total of 30 sessions. Approximately 2,000 children from the secondary schools of District 15 and from the non-public schools in the Title I area of District 15 were accepted for enrollment. In four of the five schools, the four hour school day was divided to permit three course offerings, whereas one school used modular scheduling. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I