ERIC Number: ED094059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Lower East Side Preparatory School, 1972-1973. Final Report.
Wong, Daisy; And Others
The Lower East Side Preparatory School's main goal was to provide basic educational requirements for graduation with improved self-image among students who are dropouts/returnees from the lower east side. Because of the school's location it included the Chinatown area. The student population consisted principally of dropouts with poor academic skills from public high schools, below the age of 21, living in the lower east side community, 60 percent of whom were of Chinese ethnic background and who fell below high school levels in grade equivalency on a standardized testing of reading comprehension. Average class size was 15 students. Students received guidance services of the Community Liaison worker staff. Students were provided with additional tutoring, visits to cultural and business organizations, and other special activities. A student who remained at the Urban Prep School through his course of study, would receive full credit toward his diploma from a cooperating public high school or from the Dalton school. The student population was 98, 95, and 84 during the three semesters respectively. Learning laboratory facilities were provided utilizing multimediated and programmed instructional materials. Major subjects were: English, language arts, social studies, mathematics, and sciences. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Cultural Enrichment, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Guidance Programs, High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Tutorial Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)