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Lachica, Genaro

Works: 5 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 41 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LC4093.N5, 371.967
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Most widely held works by Genaro Lachica
Discovering and developing the college potential of disadvantaged high school youth; a report of the third year of a longitudinal study on the college discovery and development program by Lawrence Brody( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the College Discovery and Development Program, which seeks to identify underachieving disadvantaged high school students with college potential, to increase their academic motivation, to improve their scholastic achievement, to develop their acceptance of college study as a realistic expectation for themselves, and to facilitate their college success. The report, which includes specialized topical essays and summaries of adjunct studies, details comparisons of the first and second year participants at intake, the achievement for the first year group in the eleventh grade, the achievement for the second year group in the tenth grade, the effects of the summer program, curriculum, college consultants, and guidance services. See ED 011 683 and UD 009 149 for first year and third year reports, respectively, of the Longitudinal Study. (EM)
The Effects of an in-Residence Summer Program on the Academic-YearPerformance of Underachieving Disadvantaged High-School Youth by Genaro Lachica( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new york city program to identify disadvantaged youth with undiscovered college potential at the end of ninth grade, to improve their motivation and achievement in school work, to develop their expectations for college entrance, and to improve their chances for success in college, is described. During the spring of 1965, 579 disadvantaged boys and girls were selected on the basis of earlier school performance, severe socioeconomic handicaps, standardized test performance, and counselor and teacher recommendations. An experimental group of 145 students randomly chosen from the group was given a special 8-week, in-residence summer program on the columbia university campus--an upward bound pilot project designed to overcome educational deficiencies, develop improved attitudes toward learning, and develop more effective study habits. This was followed by a special school-year program given in five high school development centers, including tutorial services, curriculum guidance, a cultural program, remedial work, block-time classes, and individualized instruction. The control group of 424 students was exposed only to the special school-year program. At the end of the school year, the two groups were compared for grades, regents examination scores, attendance, and dropouts. The experimental group showed a slight advantage. Further results and recommendations are given. Tables and references are included. This paper was presented at the american educational research association meeting (new york city, february 18, 1967). (ls)
Discovering and Developing the College Potential of Disadvantaged HighSchool Youth, the College Discovery and Development Program. a Report ofthe First Year of a Longitudinal Study by Genaro Lachica( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a 1st-year summary of the college discovery and development program instituted by the city university of new york and the new york city school system. The aim of the longitudinal program is to identify disadvantaged and underachieving ninth graders and to develop their college potential in special high school development centers. In this 1st year, 579 students were identified and enrolled in five centers which provided small classes, block-time studies, cultural activities, and full-time counselors. The university faculty served as curriculum consultants, and college students tutored the youth. A summer program in connection with the "upward bound" program at columbia university was also provided. Research using achievement and aptitude tests is being done to compare the disadvantaged youth to regular college preparatory youth in each of the five high schools. The centers are also being compared on socioeconomic factors and student test results. The longitudinal study offers opportunity for much related research, such as studies of attitudes and self-concept of the selected students. (Ns)
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