ERIC Number: ED414392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
City College Report to FIPSE.
Tartter, Vivien C.
In each of 3 years, 20 City College of New York undergraduates from New York City public inner city school backgrounds read to and mentored individual second graders in a Harlem public school in a program supported by the Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Supporting academic experience aimed to improve the undergraduates' literacy, acquaintance with the classics, interest in independent study in related fields, and long-term interest in community service. Measures of change in grade point average, course selection and career choice suggest program success. At the elementary school, the program dramatically improved reading scores and motivated participating children even 3 years later. A lending library was also established at the school, and other services were provided that linked the elementary school and the college in a fruitful partnership. Six appendixes present a press release, reports on the program by some participants, and a bibliography of children's literature for the project. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Coll. Research Foundation, New York, NY.