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Enrichment program for academically talented junior high school students from low income families [microform] / Harvey Pressman
Bib ID 5182155
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Pressman, Harvey
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1964 
8 p. 
Summary

A proposal for an enrichment program for academically talented junior high school students from low-income families in certain areas of Boston is presented. Basic assumptions are that there is and obvious and pressing need to give extra help to the able student from a disadvantaged background, and that a relatively brief enrichment experience for such students can produce substantial results in terms of future educational opportunities. Some specific objectives are to identify academically talented junior high school students in the districts involved to provide supplementary educational, cultural, and recreational experiences for these students and to provide each student with useful guidance information about his immediate educational choices, special opportunities for future educational assistance, and part-time earning opportunities. The program began during the spring semester of the school year 1964-65, and will run for 14 to 16 months thereafter. It involves 75 junior high school students who are predominantly boys. The program provides such services to students and parents as an evaluation and assessment of academic talent that is based on school records and that is followed by a series of tests a full introduction and orientation to the project for the selected students and their parents and a series of motivational initial experiences that include recreational exposures, general guidance sessions, discussion meetings with "hero" figures, and introductory student-parent meetings. Personnel include a director, a part-time associate director, a half-time secretary, five experienced teachers, and seven after-school guidance people. Preliminary budget estimates total $84,185.

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cultural Enrichment.  |  Disadvantaged Youth.  |  Enrichment Activities.  |  Junior High Schools.  |  Parent Participation.  |  School Counseling.  |  Talent.  |  Talent Identification.  |  Massachusetts
Other authors/contributors Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs
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