ERIC Number: ED348416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Compensatory Education Programs for Extremely Disadvantaged Children.
Hepler, Nancy; And Others
This analysis of achievement and descriptive data from 20 compensatory education projects funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act serving highly educationally disadvantaged students indicates that these projects are serving high-need students effectively. A wide variety of kinds of school systems delivered effective services using a variety of philosophies and approaches. The projects investigated had the following characteristics: (1) they were in high poverty areas, either districtwide or in pockets; (2) urban, suburban, and rural areas nationwide were represented; (3) they demonstrated achievement gains for at least 2 years; and (4) they were recognized as successful through the Secretary of Education's National Recognition Program or through state recommendation. The following effective practices were noted: (1) a conviction that every child can learn; (2) an urgent need to see quick results; (3) acceptance of the responsibility for delivering quality instruction to students with special needs; (4) willingness to work hard; (5) use of a variety of materials; and (6) great degrees of teacher sensitivity and persistence. Statistical data are included on six tables. A list of 13 references and case studies of the 20 programs are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Compensatory Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1