ERIC Number: ED087841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Project for Increased Achievement and a New Outlook. State Urban Education Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
The intent of this project was to improve the quality of the high school experience for a selected group of "high risk" freshmen by providing them with services beyond those normally made available. At each of six high schools, the guidance counselors together with the counselors of each school's feeder schools, selected a group of 250 incoming students whose records indicated severe learning disabilities that would make them higher potential dropouts. In general, these students who appeared economically as well as educationally disadvantaged, had to travel by bus to reach their schools which were situated in middle class economic settings. Among the additional services and modifications provided for these students were smaller classes, specially modified schedules, lighter course loads, special remedial instruction, intensive guidance and school-home liaison, and referrals to a school psychologist when needed. All six high schools were part of a simple project with an overall concern for supporting, guiding and enriching the school experience of an atypical group of students. Nevertheless, each school exercised a great deal of autonomy and operated a program unique to that school. In part these differences in program may have been directed by differences in the incoming student population. In part the differences in program may have been dicated by the balance or unbalance of strengths, values, and predilections among the project personnel involved. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Family School Relationship, Flexible Schedules, Guidance Programs, High School Students, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, School Psychologists, Small Group Instruction, Urban Education
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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)