ERIC Number: ED089913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunities for Youth in Education. Final Report, 1971-1973.
Crystal City Independent School District, TX.
The major objectives of this Crystal City, Texas program were dropout prevention, the development of a relevant curriculum for Mexican Americans, and the acquirement of innovative methods and techniques for the successful implementation of programs developed by the project staff. The initial 100 students participating in the Opportunities for Youth in Education (O.Y.E.) program were picked at random from a list of approximately 300 who met the guidelines. Twenty-five sophomores and 25 juniors received a stipend and program services. Another group of 25 sophomores and 25 juniors received only the services. A control group was picked at random from the remaining list of student applicants. A "school within a school' was set up for the O.Y.E. students with a staff of 5 teachers who taught math, science, English, Spanish, and social studies in the morning. The students were in the regular school program during the afternoons. Evaluation of the program consisted of undocumentable results along with statistics on the Amex Evaluation Report, grades, attendance, dropout/retention rate, college orientation results, and the testing program results. (PS)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Preparation, Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, Ethnic Studies, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, High School Students, Instructional Materials, Mexican Americans, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Tables (Data), Teachers
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Crystal City Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas