ERIC Number: ED127411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Title I: A Decade of Progress.
Moore, Terry E.; Turner, W. E.
The Wichita, Kansas Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I Project was begun during the 1965-66 school year as a diversified attack on the problems of disadvantaged pupils. Over the past 10 years, the project has evolved to one which concentrates funds on a small number of programs. Supportive services have been eliminated in favor of instructional programs. The size of the Title I target population has been reduced in comparison to earlier years. The Title I project has contributed to the summer school program through courses and the provision of tuition scholarships. Title I programs have had a major impact upon the Wichita school system and the community at large. One obvious effect is said to have been the publicity it has brought to the Wichita community. Through a close, cooperative relationship, the Title I program has greatly influenced the Wichita school system. The Title I project has consistently encouraged and supported parental and community involvement in the programs. Children attending parochial schools, institutions for the delinquent, and homes for the neglected have been included in the programs. Most importantly, the project has brought about an increased awareness of the special needs of disadvantaged pupils. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Involvement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Participant Characteristics, Private School Aid, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Desegregation, School Districts
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas (Wichita)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I