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ERIC Number: ED001017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Nov-1
Pages: 2
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PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS HAVE STUDENTS WHO COME PREDOMINANTLY FROM A LOW SOCIOECONOMIC AND CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND. AMONG SEVERAL OBJECTIVES IS THE AWAKENING OF COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH FOSTERING CLOSER TIES BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOME. THE COMMUNITY PROGRAM IS ACTIVATED BY SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COORDINATORS WHO SERVE AS LIAISON AGENTS BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOME. THESE PERSONS ARE BILINGUALISTS IN CERTAIN COMMUNITIES WHERE IT IS HELPFUL. REMEDIAL, TUTORIAL, AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED WITH COMPETENT PAID TEACHERS AFTER SCHOOL, ON SATURDAYS, AND DURING THE SUMMER. REGULAR TEACHERS RECEIVE SPECIAL INSERVICE TRAINING FROM LANGUAGE ARTS CONSULTANTS WEEKLY WHILE THEIR CLASSES PARTICIPATE IN LITERATURE PROGRAMS. A LANGUAGE ARTS EXPERT IS TRAINED IN EACH SCHOOL. A SPECIALLY CHOSEN TEAM FROM EACH SCHOOL IS PAID TO ATTEND A 5 WEEK WORKSHOP EACH SUMMER. CONSULTANTS WORK WITH NEW TEACHERS. THE FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE TO--RAISE ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS, RAISE ASPIRATIONAL LEVELS, DISCOVER LATENT TALENT AND ABILITIES, AND AWAKEN COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY. THUS, ON-GOING AT THE SAME TIME ARE A COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL PROGRAM.
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Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)