ERIC Number: ED426144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Preliminary Observations of an Equity 2000 Program "Safety Net" through the Lens of the Talent Development Framework.
Wallace, Michael B.; Thompson, Sheila D.; Hughes, Gerunda B.
As a preliminary step within a comprehensive evaluation plan, direct observation of a "safety-net" academic enrichment component of the College Board's Equity 2000 Program, in the form of the Saturday Academy, was conducted by researchers from the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk/Howard University (RESPAR/HU) (Washington, D.C.) at two sites on campuses of institutions of higher education in a suburban school district. Saturday Academies provide academically supportive or enrichment activities for students on Saturdays, along with parent information. These observations were focused on specific instructional and support elements of the Equity 2000 program and on the presence and operation of elements, principles, and practices related to the Talent Development Framework/Model (A. Boykin, 1996). These preliminary observations were conducted to support refinement of study instruments and to set the stage for more controlled observations at a later date. The observations taken in the context of the Saturday Academy, are organized based on the operation of key "means to success" drawn form the Talent Development Framework. These preliminary observations show that five of the six essential elements of a successful learning environment are present to some degree in the Saturday Academies on these campuses. An appendix contains a site visit checklist. (Contains four references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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