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ERIC Number: ED124624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 311
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An Evaluation of Personal, Social, and Political Change Through Upward Bound.
Bemak, Frederick Paul
This dissertation investigates the efforts of one program, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Upward Bound Program, to combat the detrimental results of poverty. By means of a questionnaire and interview the study specifically evaluates the following five major areas of impact in the students' lives: self, family, friends, academics, and school, and the significance of the future. Twelve Upward Bound graduates from the year 1972 participated in the study. The results of the study show that every student was overwhelmingly influenced in at least four of the five areas under investigation, and perhaps in all five. A significant number of subjects disclosed that because of Upward Bound, their activities with friends changed and their high school curricular changed. The results continually pointed to three additional significant areas of impact on the Upward Bound students. They were; the development of political awareness and sophistication, the development of a spirit of synergism, and the development of an understanding, appreciation, and respect for other individuals and cultures. An examination of the students' financial backgrounds and current situations was also made. Also discussed are the following other areas of influence: Upward Bound families; Upward Bound Staff; non-Upward Bound students; community agencies; and local, state, and federal politicians. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts