ERIC Number: ED115705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Experiment in Educating High School Dropouts: An Evaluation of the New York Urban League Street Academy Program.
Blair, George E.
The Street Academies discussed in this evaluation report are considered to represent outstanding attempts to develop positive culturally different instructional models, rather than the compensatory deficit disadvantaged models that are utilized by regular school programs. Seven chapters discuss the background of the Academies, purposes and procedures, participants and staff, financing the Academies, the program in operation, findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and future implications. Of the 14 academies studied, nine are judged to be successfully achieving the pursued objectives of admission to college, reconnection to formal education, improvement in academic achievement, development of self-pride and personal life-goals, development of the ability to think critically, and improvement of social and emotional adjustment. Two Academies are found moderately successful, with the remaining two minimally successful in attaining the shared objectives. Among the recommendations made are that the program be continued and expanded with some modifications, that goals and objectives be clarified, implemented, and promulgated, that a basic curriculum be standardized, that a comprehensive central system of program administration be implemented, and that recreation and artistic development be made integral parts of the program. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational Programs, Experimental Programs, High School Students, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Student Characteristics, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.; Urban League of Greater New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Human Affairs Research Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)