ERIC Number: ED099822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Project Upswing, Interim Report.
Operations Research, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Project Upswing is a pilot study sponsored by the Bureau of Educational Personnel Development, U.S. Office of Education, designed to determine whether first grade children with minimal learning difficulties can be aided by volunteer tutors. A major goal is to determine whether children receiving this personalized assistance make more progress than a control group who have similar problems but receive no volunteer aid. Another comparison is between children tutored by volunteers who have received no special training and volunteers with extensive training. Children nominated by their teachers as possibly demonstrating minimal learning difficulties in reading were screened for the program in Denver, St. Louis, Oxford (Mississippi), and San Francisco. Each city identified 150 children for the project. These children were divided into three groups, with approximately 50 children in each group. One group was assigned to trained volunteers, one to untrained volunteers, and one was a control group. Short questionnaires were sent to parents, teachers, and volunteers about two months after the project began. Final questionnaires will be sent near the end of the school year. The questionnaire is designed to obtain views on both preservice and inservice training, as well as the children's progress during their Upswing experience. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Operations Research, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.