ERIC Number: ED358226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Challenge: Model Summer Programs for Disadvantaged Students.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
This guide is designed to help school staff plan effective summer programs for disadvantaged children by offering an array of ideas for designing exciting and stimulating summer programs and offering important information from research and practice on what makes an effective summer program. If schools are to expect excellence from disadvantaged children, these children must have challenging, positive summer experiences they can use as a base for future learning. In addition, summer experiences should offer a chance to bring new levels of self-confidence and achievement to disadvantaged students. Structural attributes of successful programs include strong instructional leadership, high expectations, and respect for diversity. Organizational arrangements involve efficient use of time, staff development, and parent involvement. Components of good curriculum and instruction build on students' prior knowledge, and emphasize classroom management, integrated learning, and recognition of success. Accountability and use of appropriate assessments are hallmarks of the schools' sense of responsibility to students and the community. Sixteen model summer programs are described including goals, curriculum and instruction, evidence of success, and comments and contact persons. Appended is a list of places providing information and assistance, including Chapter 1 Technical Assistance Centers and regional education laboratories. (JB)
Descriptors: Children, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Design, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Summer Programs, Summer Schools
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.