ERIC Number: ED111900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Technical Progress Report for Emergency School Assistance Program, Title 45, 1970-71.
Lindsey, Randall B.
This paper presents a technical progress report of two programs conducted with funds provided under the Emergency School Assistance Program. One, the Mobile Learning Unit, said to have been designed to measure changes in fourth and fifth grade students' self-concept in a reorganized desegregated school environment, focuses on whether a positive self-concept comes (1) from a decrease of academic deficiencies through remediation procedures or from a program designed to increase success identities; (2) from neither of these; or (3) from both of these treatments. Results did not support either treatment, yet the self-concept changes were stated to be encouraging. The other program consists of a telephone hotline said to have been designed to allow students who have problems to telephone a central location and receive advice and direction with some degree of anonymity. The assumption that pre-adolescents are more apt to talk to an unknown peer was proven invalid. Hotline helpers were found to be unable to relax enough to calmly discuss the caller's problems in depth. The program as operating under its present structure was not recommended for continuation. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Community Information Services, Educational Environment, Grade 4, Grade 5, Helping Relationship, Information Networks, Minority Group Children, Organizational Change, Peer Counseling, Racial Differences, Remedial Instruction, School Desegregation, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Telephone Communications Systems, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kankakee School District 111, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972