ERIC Number: ED364642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and Chapter 1: Solutions for Catholic School Participation.
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
This booklet is designed to provide pertinent information about Chapter 1 (Elementary and Secondary Education Act), explaining what it is, who can participate, how funds are spent, and how technology can be used in a non-public school to meet the needs of students. Chapter 1 channels federal funds to school districts with high concentrations of poor students to pay for their supplemental compensatory education requirements. Eligible non-public school children must be selected and served on the same basis as their public school peers. Non-public school administrators should work closely with the public school district Chapter 1 coordinator to design a program that will meet the children's needs. The participating non-public school does not own the supplies, equipment, and materials used in the Chapter 1 program; title is retained by the public school district. Technology-based instruction is one of the few aspects of the delivery of Chapter 1 services to students in religious non-public schools that has not been challenged in the courts. Instruction can be tailored to meet the needs of individual students and may be delivered without the presence of public school instructional employees. Features of a good technology system and the logistics of such a system are discussed. Three Catholic school systems in Elizabeth (New Jersey), Greenville (Mississippi), and Sacramento (California) using Chapter 1 funds successfully are described. While the focus of this publication is on computer-based technologies, promising technologies for the future are discussed briefly. A glossary and a list of state school liaisons are provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Compensatory Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Poverty, Private Education, Private School Aid, School Involvement, Supplementary Education, Technological Advancement
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I