ERIC Number: ED111903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the 1972-1973 Guggenheim Museum Children's Program "Learning to Read Through the Arts". ESEA Title I Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
This evaluation focuses on a comprehensive arts and reading enrichment program for socially and economically deprived inner city adolescents who are performing two years below grade level in reading and/or mathematics. One hundred children participated in this six month program considered to be strongly oriented toward reading improvement. A program description is followed by a listing of program objectives, which focus on the improvement of reading and reading skills through motivation and interest in the arts, and on correction of reading weaknesses by workshops devoted to reading. Methods and procedures used in conducting the evaluation follow. The program is considered to exceed the requirements of its stated objectives, particularly in terms of reading improvement scores. Several conclusions are drawn from the evaluation. Among them are that it is possible to effectively teach reading in a program focusing on the arts, and possible to enhance attitudes toward academic subjects, along with aspirations and self-concepts, through this program of instruction. A series of recommendations made include continuation and extension of program to a year-round five-day basis and the initiation of additional programs patterned on the present program. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Aspiration, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Inner City, Minority Group Children, Museums, Program Evaluation, Reading Ability, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Self Concept
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I