ERIC Number: ED112555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Support: Ego Enhancement for Potential School Dropouts.
Plattsburgh City School District, NY.
A study of 13 disadvantaged first grade students enrolled in a 4-year remedial education program was conducted to determine program effectiveness in terms of academic skill and self-concept improvement. A model was developed which used the learning center approach within classroom boundaries, and involved a psychologist, a reading teacher, classroom teachers (for grades K-3), and volunteers. The teacher-directed educational program consisted of a highly-structured, slow-paced teaching method; materials such as basal readers, language development kits, and audiovisual equipment; a parent involvement component; and preservice and inservice training for teachers. Results obtained by comparing Ss with controls from regular grades showed that experimental Ss progressed faster in word recognition, did not differ significantly in IQ level, attained a significantly higher level of maturity, and showed a significantly lower incidence of personality and interpersonal adjustment problems. (A diagram illustrating the model and statistical tables are also provided.) (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Plattsburgh City School District, NY.
Note: Report from Beekmantown Central School