NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED001045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr-16
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
REPORT ON PROPOSALS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF $50,000.00 AMONG EIGHT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS FOR RAISING PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (TITLE SUPPLIED).
THE COMMITTEE FOR THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF INTENSIVE RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION, THE FOLLOWING THREE PROPOSALS TO RAISE PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT WERE CONSIDERED MOST VALID--(1) THE IMPROVEMENT OF READING, (2) THE PROVISION OF A PROJECT MOTIVATION PROGRAM, (3) THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE SELF-IMAGE. THE SCHOOLS INVOLVED WOULD BE PERMITTED TO SELECT ONE OF THE PROPOSALS, OR PARTS THEREOF, WITHIN THE LIMIT OF THE APPROPRIATION SET FOR EACH SCHOOL. EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO SELECT MATERIALS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO INTERGROUP EDUCATION. THE MATERIALS SELECTED WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE. COURSE LEADERS AND SUPERVISORS WOULD BE SELECTED BY THE APPROPRIATE CENTRAL OFFICE SINCE THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM WAS CONSIDERED DEPENDENT TO A LARGE EXTENT UPON THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY OF THE LEADERS. PROPOSALS TO IMPLEMENT THE READING PROGRAM WERE--INSERVICE COURSES FOR READING TEACHERS AS WELL AS TEACHERS IN MAJOR SUBJECT AREAS, THE AVAILABILITY OF A REMEDIAL READING TEACHER FOR TUTORIAL PURPOSES AFTER SCHOOL, EXTENSION OF LIBRARY PROGRAM, ASSIGNMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL TEACHER TO EACH SCHOOL TO PROVIDE THE FACULTY WITH ASSISTANCE IN WORKING WITH PUPILS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LANGUAGE ARTS CENTER. FOR THE MOTIVATION PROGRAM PROPOSALS INCLUDED THE INTRODUCTION OF AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO COMPLETE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS OR SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROJECTS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF COMPETENT TEACHERS FOR CHILDREN WHO LACK ADEQUATE HOME FACILITIES. IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE SELF-IMAGE, PROPOSALS WERE MADE FOR INSERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS, FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF A SCHOOL-HOME COORDINATOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING CLOSER RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOME, COMMUNITY AND LOCAL AGENCIES, AND BUS TRIPS FOR CHILDREN, UNDER TEACHER GUIDANCE, TO HELP BROADEN EXPERIENCES PARTICULARLY WITH REFERENCE TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)