ERIC Number: ED313076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Delgado Community College/Sears-Roebuck Keeping America Working. Math, Science and Technology Summer Youth Enrichment Program. Final Report.
Delgado Community Coll., New Orleans, LA.
Recognizing the need for better preparation of high school students in mathematics, science, and technology, Delgado Community College and the Orleans Parish School System entered into an agreement for the provision of a summer enrichment program for minority students in grades 7 through 9 who had exhibited average or above average abilities in math and science. The 3-week program focused on improving math, problem-solving, and analytical skills; provided hands-on experience in computer manipulation; administered career interest surveys to determine students' math, science, and technological inclinations; and offered real-life experiences, field trips, and speakers. Topics covered included robotics, computer-assisted drafting, basic theory in radio communication, desktop publishing, and electrical systems. An evaluation of the program, based on conversations with the project director and students, observations of student-teacher interaction, and information on attendance, concluded that the project provided constructive enrichment activities that stimulated student interest in technology and technical careers. The budget for this program is included. Program advertisements, public relations information, and the evaluator's report are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delgado Community Coll., New Orleans, LA.