ERIC Number: ED105032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluations of Upward Bound for the Office of Economic Opportunity.
McCalley, Hazel S.
This document describes two evaluations of the Upward Bound program under the Office of Economic Opportunity. The first evaluation was a descriptive-analytical study of the impact of Upward Bound on the community and the high school. This study was carried out through extensive field work, including interviews and observations in high schools, on campuses of institutions of higher learning, and in the community. It was a nationwide study conducted in 16 communities. During the course of the study, 447 persons were interviewed, including secondary school personnel (teachers), librarians and principals, university personnel (faculty, Upward Bound coordinators and administrators), students (both participants and non-participants in Upward Bound), and community leaders (Community Action staff and board members, public officials and school board members). The second evaluation had three major purposes: (1) to synthesize all of the previous evaluations of Upward Bound; (2) to gather additional firsthand information on the impact of Upward Bound; and (3) to carry out a cost/benefit analysis of the program. This document deals primarily with the third aspect of the second evaluation, although there is detail on the first evaluation and the other two objectives of the second evaluation as well. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Compensatory Education, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Opportunities, Family Characteristics, Federal Programs, Field Studies, High Schools, Low Income, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Underachievement
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greenleigh Associates, Inc., New York, NY.