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ERIC Number: ED001006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Sep
Pages: 10
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HEIGHTS PROGRAM.
POTTER, LOUIS A.
THE "HEIGHTS" PROGRAM, AS PART OF THE GREAT CITIES SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, IS BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT MUCH CAN BE DONE TO CHANGE THE PATTERNS OF ASPIRATION, ACHIEVEMENT, AND ADJUSTMENT WHICH CULTURALLY DEPRIVED YOUTH TEND TO FOLLOW. TRADITIONAL GOALS OF EDUCATION WILL BE FOLLOWED, BUT THE TEACHERS AND STAFF WILL HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSAL A GROUP OF SPECIALISTS AND CONSULTANTS WHOSE JOB WILL BE TO ASSIST IN IMPLEMENTING THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS AND PROGRAMS OF CULTURAL ENRICHMENT. THESE INCLUDE THE SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COORDINATOR, THE COUNSELORS, THE NURSE, THE LANGUAGE-LAB INSTRUCTOR, THE HOME-COMMUNITY COORDINATOR, AND THE OFFICE STAFF. THE CLASSROOM TEACHERS WILL RECEIVE MUCH ADDITIONAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING AND REORIENTATION DIRECTED AT ENABLING THEM TO HELP THE STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL. INCLUDED WILL BE A TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. SPECIAL TEACHING TALENTS SHOULD BE UTILIZED MORE FULLY IN HELPING TO OVERCOME THE PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION IN THE GREAT CITIES. THE STUDENT'S TALENTS SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED AND DEVELOPED LONG BEFORE THE CHILD REACHES THE 12TH GRADE. THE PROGRAM IS BEING DEVELOPED RELATIVE TO SCHOOL ORGANIZATION, SCHOOL PERSONNEL, AND THE STUDENT AND THE COMMUNITY.
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)