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ERIC Number: ED001115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 29
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ACTION FOR BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC. AND FIVE JESUIT SCHOLASTICS. DEMONSTRATION SUMMER PROGRAM JULY-AUGUST, 1964 BOSTON COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL, SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. ATTACHMENT A.
WILLIAMSON, JOHN J.; AND OTHERS
YOUTHS FROM "UNDER-PRIVILEGED" AREAS IN BOSTON HAVE DEFICIENCIES IN THE BASIC ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES WHICH PREVENT SCHOLASTIC PROGRESS AND MAY RESULT IN SCHOOL DROUPOUTS. THIS PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY FIVE JESUIT SCHOLASTICS TO FIFTY BOYS ENTERING NINTH GRADE, AND WILL LAST FOUR WEEKS. GROUPING WILL BE ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA BATTERY OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTS. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON BASIC ENGLISH USAGE, BOTH WRITTEN AND ORAL, AND THE BASIC SKILLS OF MATHEMATICS. IN ADDITION THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCES DESIGNED TO AWAKEN INTEREST AND TO HELP THE STUDENT TO PERCEIVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. IN THE AFTERNOON, THE PROGRAM INCLUDES VARIOUS CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL EXCURSIONS WHICH ARE AIMED AT ACQUAINTING THE STUDENT WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREAS OF SCIENCE, ART, AND HISTORY, AND AT RENDERING THE PROGRAM MORE ATTRACTIVE. THE ENGLISH PROJECT AIMS TO DEVELOP AND INCREASE VERBAL ABILITY BY INCREASING VOCABULARY, REINFORCING ALL ASPECTS OF GRAMMAR, AND DEVELOPING A SENSE OF CORRECT PRONUNCIATION. THE MATHEMATICS PROJECT AIMS TO REINFORCE AND DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. AFTER A SERIES OF INTRODUCTORY LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS, EACH STUDENT WILL SPECIALIZE IN ONE AREA OF SCIENCE, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICS ACCORDING TO HIS INTEREST. PROCEDURES AND MATERIAL FOR ALL OF THESE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES ARE DESCRIBED. THE AFTERNOON EXCURSIONS WILL BE TO SITES OF CULTURAL, HISTORICAL OR SCIENTIFIC INTEREST. THE RECREATIONAL PROGRAM INCLUDES VARIOUS ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES AND OUTING.
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Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)