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ERIC Number: ED001445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Mar-23
Pages: 5
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THE DETROIT PROJECT, WORKING TOWARD MORE EFFECTIVE EDUCATION.
DATA FROM THE DETROIT GREAT CITIES PROJECT INDICATES AN INCREASE IN STUDENT I.Q. AND ACHIEVEMENT SCORES AND IN PARENT PARTICIPATION AND PRIVATE AGENCY INVOLVEMENT WHERE SPECIALIZED COACHING AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMING IS TAKING PLACE. NOT KNOWN ARE THE LASTING EFFECTS OF I.Q. AND ACHIEVEMENT INCREASES AND THE DEGREE OF POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE ASPIRATIONS OF PARENTS AND OF CHILDREN. CURRENTLY, A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION INSTRUMENT IS BEING DESIGNED BY THE PRINCIPALS OF THE PROJECT SCHOOLS TO EXAMINE PROGRESS AND TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. OF CENTRAL CONCERN IS THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE SCHOOL, PARTICULARLY IN URBAN SETTING. IT IS HELD THAT SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS SHOULD PLAY A FIRM ROLE WHEN DEALING WITH THOSE WHO SUPPORT RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION. PROGRAMS SHOULD CONSIDER THE WHOLE CHILD AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH HE LIVES. WHEN THE SOCIETAL FACTORS AFFECTING EDUCATION ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, IT IS HYPOTHESIZED THAT SOCIAL WORK METHODOLOGIES SHOULD BE UTILIZED. THE SCHOOL, HOWEVER, CANNOT BE ALL THINGS TO ALL CHILDREN AND SHOULD CONCERN ITSELF PRIMARILY WITH ACADEMIC EDUCATION. YET, IT CAN ACT AS A CATALYST TO THE AGENCIES WHICH CARE FOR THE HEALTH, RECREATIONAL AND SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES OF YOUTH.
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Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)