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ERIC Number: ED404634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 6
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Success for All in Acre, Israel: Effects on Hebrew and Arabic Reading and Writing. (First Year).
Hertz-Lazarowitz, Rachel; Schaedel, Bruria
A study investigated the effectiveness of the Success for All (SFA) program developed at Johns Hopkins University. The program emphasizes prevention of failure, personal tutoring, family-school program, and regular evaluation of student progress. In 1996, the program involved schools in northern Israel--Arabic and Jewish, religious and secular. Subjects of the study were 211 students at 3 Jewish schools and 66 students in 2 comparison schools, and 69 Arab children in SFA schools and 67 Arab children in comparison schools. Subjects completed the Shatil Readiness Test, a reading comprehension test, and a writing test. Preliminary results indicated that: (1) Jewish children scored higher on subscales of reading readiness than Arabs, and Arab children scored higher than Jewish children on other subscales; (2) Jewish students surpassed Arab children on all subscales of the reading comprehension test; (3) children from low socioeconomic background, which were most of the SFA students, were similar in their writing achievement of children from more advantaged backgrounds; (4) Arab girls gained the most from SFA and were much closer in their achievements to the Jewish girls; and (5) Jewish boys received the highest writing achievement scores--their stories were evaluated as being better than the girls' writing. (Contains three references and three tables of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel