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ERIC Number: ED001013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 45
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BEACON PROGRAM.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
THE GREAT CITIES SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AT LUDLOW SCHOOL, IN A PREDOMINANTLY PUERTO RICAN AND NEGRO NEIGHBORHOOD, HAS BEEN LABLED "BEACON" (BE A CITIZEN OF OUR NATION). IT ENDEAVORS TO ENRICH THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE STUDENTS THEREBY DEVELOPING THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIALS FOR ACHIEVEMENT, AND CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR USEFULNESS AS CITIZENS. SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN DEFINED WITH THE OBJECTIVES OF INVOLVING THE STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND COMMUNITY. EFFORT WILL BE MADE FOR EACH CHILD TO HAVE THE SAME TEACHER FOR THE FIRST 2 YEARS OF SCHOOL FOR PURPOSES OF THE MORE ACCURATE OBSERVATION AND EVALUATION OF THE CHILD'S POTENTIAL. EXTENSIVE USE OF STANDARDIZED TESTS WILL AID IN THIS AREA. IN-SERVICE TRAINING OF STAFF MEMBERS WILL ENABLE THEM TO DO A MORE EFFECTIVE JOB. REEVALUATION OF THE TOTAL CURRICULUM WILL PROVIDE FOR INTELLIGENT CHANGES WHERE SUCH ARE DEEMED ADVISABLE. A THREE MEMBER VOLUNTARY COMMITTEE WILL PLAN FOR A 3 YEAR CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAID TO OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY (MUSEUMS, THEATERS, HISTORIC SITES). ADDITIONAL EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED UPON HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. ACCURATE AND COMPLETE RECORDS WILL ADD CONTINUITY TO THE CARE OF EACH CHILD RESULTING IN INCREASED EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY. PARTICIPATION OF THE WHOLE STAFF AND COMMUNITY WILL BE URGED BY MEANS OF INFORMATIVE TALKS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MATERIAL.
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; NEW YORK; New York (New York); PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)