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ERIC Number: EJ790804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
The Academic Resilience and Psychosocial Characteristics of Inner-City English Learners Participating in a Museum-Based School Program
Kanevsky, Lannie; Corke, Michael; Frangkiser, Lorri
Education and Urban Society, v40 n4 p452-475 2008
School in the Park is a museum-based intervention intended to nurture the resilience of inner-city students in third grade to fifth grade. The academic resilience and personal development of participants were compared to those of nonparticipants for 2 years. Although the groups differed in academic resilience for the duration of the study, they did not differ in their positive self-perceptions of three psychosocial variables (character, self-efficacy, and attitude toward school). The only significant difference between groups was in academic self-concept; program participants' and younger nonparticipants' ratings were stable, whereas those of the older nonparticipants declined. All groups' attitudes toward school declined. The independence of these two sets of measures was an unexpected finding, as they have been highly correlated in the majority of previous studies. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Self Concept Scale