ERIC Number: ED236291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Resident Environmental Classroom. Disadvantaged Pupil Program Fund. Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
This report provides an evaluation, for the school year 1982-83, of the Resident Environmental Classroom project for Chapter I classroom teachers and students in the Cleveland Public Schools. The project is designed to provide students with direct experience with the natural environment, exposure to experiential learning concepts, exposure to a variety of situations utilizing group unity/dynamics and teamwork, and opportunities to interact with students of different racial, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds. In 1982-83, 1,441 sixth grade students and 72 classroom teachers from Chapter I schools took part in the project. Three additional sessions provided leadership training for 42 junior and 66 senior high school student council members. The program objectives were attained: a 25 percent gain in student knowledge of environmental concepts; approval of 80 percent of the teachers concerning the project's educational value; and participation of racially-mixed groups of sixth grade students. (CMG)
Descriptors: Classroom Desegregation, Compensatory Education, Cultural Exchange, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 6, Group Dynamics, Group Unity, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Leadership Training, Outdoor Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resident Camp Programs, Teamwork
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Analysis.