ERIC Number: ED457300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Special Strategies for Educating Disadvantaged Children. Urban and Suburban/Rural. Second Year Report.
Stringfield, Sam; Millsap, Mary Ann; Winfield, Linda; Brigham, Nancy; Yoder, Nancy; Moss, Marc; Nesselrodt, Pamela; Schaffer, Eugene; Bedinger, Sam; Gamse, Beth
This volume presents second year findings from a 3-year project that collected case study data on 10 promising strategies for educating disadvantaged children. The study occurred at 25 urban or suburban/rural sites. Participating schools had Chapter 1 programs or were eligible for Chapter 1. The sample included students in grades 1, 3, and 9 who were followed for 3 years. Strategies included Reading Recovery, computer assisted instruction, peer tutoring, extended-day and extended-year projects, schoolwide projects, Success for All projects, Comer School Development projects, Paideia projects, and Re:Learning/Coalition of Essential Schools Projects. Data collection included observations of classroom instruction and student-teacher and student-student interactions, interviews with school-related staff, and surveys of parents, teachers, principals, district coordinators, and students. All students completed standardized tests. Three children in each school were followed throughout their school day to examine what the special strategy and school were like for them. Second year findings included: all 10 of the special strategies had positive impacts on groups of at-risk students; quality of implementation was always critical; and fiscal and other crises had powerful negative impacts on program implementation. An appendix contains writing samples and a scoring guide. (Contains 31 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Collection, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Program Implementation, Rural Schools, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools, Writing Skills
U.S. Department of Education, Planning and Evaluation Service, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1