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ES-10053-69

Amherst College (Amherst, MA 01002-2372)
Robert A. Ward (Project Director: June 1969 to present)

Summer Action Programs

Three summer enrichment programs for disadvantaged high school students. ABSTRACT: Summer enrichment program for disadvantaged high school students. Three-part program: 1) A Better Chance (ABC) program, takes 9th and 10th grade students from limited education backgrounds and, after a summer of intensive study, places them in preparatory and secondary schools from which they have a better chance to proceed to college. 2) Smith-Amherst Tutorial Program (SATP), helps high school students overcome educational deficiencies through tutorial work in 2 consecutive summers. 3) English Teacher's Institute (ETI) for secondary school teachers from the Springfield, Massachusetts, school system, emphasizing English as an activity every individual engages in whenever he speaks, reads, or writes. The ETI and SATP programs are coordinated to provide interaction between teachers and students during the course of the summer. Program created as a result of the Black-White Action Committee formed after Martin Luther King's assassination to outline reforms designed to improve racial relations. Summer Action Programs designed to involve Amherst in the surrounding community and to put the college's resources to good use during the summer months. Funds for faculty salaries.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$478 (approved)
$478 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1969 – 8/31/1969