ERIC Number: ED117462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Leadership Program.
Frerichs, Allen H.; And Others
The Urban Leadership Program, a Federally funded program consisting of three 10-week sessions for sixth graders in the Einstein Public School, Chicago, Illinois, provided a career awareness program of action learning to bridge the gap between students' economically improverished neighborhoods and the mainstream urban community. The community centered career program consisted of a two-week internship in a government agency or business, study of the internship career prior to internship, group visits to agencies, and emphasis on individualized reading skills. The staff included a teacher coordinator, a teacher aide, and four community aides with input from parents and resource personnel from various city agencies and businesses. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills Reading Tests, administered as a pre- and post-test in each 10-week session, indicated statistically significant improvement in reading scores. Results of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory were nonsignificant, although a slight improvement in self-esteem levels was reported. A school attitude inventory, constructed for the program, indicated improved school attitudes; strong parental approval of the program was noted in interviews and questionnaires. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)