ERIC Number: ED117261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Office of Probation - Richmond College: Reading Center Assessment. Evaluation Report.
Brown, James M.
This program serves a population of disaffected, underachieving inner-city youth of junior high and high school age who are known to the Family and/or Criminal courts and are at least two years retarded in reading. In most cases, the first efforts of the center are said to be directed to the provision of remedial reading services, and toward helping the learner rebuild a positive self image and self confidence and motivation for learning. The evaluation consists of a two-fold process that of assessing the impact and the degree of success of the center as based on the proposed criteria and that of assessing the administrative processes operating within the program. Along with major topics such as description, student population, and program, the evaluation section provides the three major objectives along with their procedure, findings, and interpretation. Among the recommendations made are that formal attitudinal measures be employed to assess the amount and degree of growth for future planning and record keeping purposes; that an initial in-depth case conference for the new learner be attended by all staff assigned to the enrollee; that periodic case conferences be held to ascertain what has or has not been accomplished and to plan and set future goals for the youth, particularly those that are most in need of extensive assistance; and that black and Spanish-speaking tutors be hired. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged Youth, Junior High School Students, Minority Group Children, Probationary Period, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Difficulties, Rehabilitation Programs, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Underachievement, Urban Youth, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Staten Island, NY. Richmond Coll.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)