ERIC Number: ED257599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Catskill Saturday Seminars, 1958-1983: 25 Years of a Good Idea.
Porter, Robert M.
Oneonta and the campus of the State University have been the principal home of the Saturday Seminar Program from its beginning in 1958. Oneonta is the center of a sparsely-settled rural region of New York and the area has many small schools with an average size, K-12, of about 400. Since smaller enrollments often limit the range of course offerings, the Saturday Seminar Program has attempted to provide academic enrichment for gifted students from these small schools. It does not give college credit and it is not advanced placement. The program is fiscally independent of outside grants. There are 10 sessions in each term (September-December and January-May); local districts usually pay the fee of $45. By its 25th anniversary the program had served 9,913 students. For 23 years only students in grades 7-12 were eligible; the Young Learners Program--grades 3-6--was added in the fall of 1981. The report traces the 25-year evolution of the program, lists the 47 schools that have participated by year and by enrollment, and provides a bibliography about the program. The appendix contains a list of subjects offered in each seminar and pictures of participants and the educational facilities. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catskill Area School Study Council, Oneonta, NY.