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ERIC Number: ED124659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
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The Perceived Effects of a Skill Building Course Upon the Educational and Social Survival of Black Students at a Suburban High School.
Savage, Richard Alvin
The purpose of this study was to research the effectiveness of a skill building course upon the educational and social survival of black students at a predominantly white middle class suburgan high achool. The subjects involved were two groups of students (N=50) who volunteered for the skill building course. These subjects were identified from among the 133 black student population at the high school (grades 9 through 12). The study examined the importance of learning and acquiring specific skills and techniques aimed at a basic modification of the educational and social needs of black students. The primary objective was to encourage the subjects to take advantage of the educational opportunity offered at the high school by becoming more involved in the total programs of an integrated student body. Five criterion measurements which rated the level of educational and social adjustment of subjects were used in this study. The measurements were rated by 4 teachers and 1 counselor. The measurements consisted of: Student Evaluation Scale; Class Attendance Record; Teacher Rating Scale; Student Activity Record; and, Observation Rating Scale. The ratings were done totally on observation levels on pre and post test measurements. There was a gain on all criterion measures in this approach, it was found. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)