ERIC Number: ED096384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-26
Reference Count: N/A
Edison Project: Final Evaluation Report--Year 3, 1973-1974. Report No. 7502.
Lipton, Lawrence A.
The Edison Project, funded under Title VIII of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, has as its major objectives the reduction of the dropout rate, the increasing of the average daily attendance, the improvement of basic skills, and the development of career awareness. The project has been established as an annex to Edison High School, an all male, comprehensive high school which has the highest dropout rate in the school district. Gang tension, racial problems, failure, and a lack of interest in education have led to a discouraging school climate. The components of the program are: instructional (classroom activities, curriculum development, and home contacts), reading and mathematics (remediation and consultative services for teachers), career development (job exposure, experience, and training), and ancillary services (medical examinations, follow-up treatment, legal service). The project uses self-contained classroom at the high school level to personalize the educational experience. Through the coordination of the various components, subject area centered learning stations have been developed within the school, and work and community centered learning stations have been developed as outside learning stations. Three hundred thirty five students were enrolled in the project in September, 1973, 248 at the main project side and 87 at the Edison Component. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII