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ERIC Number: ED001446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Mar-15
Pages: 9
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IMPROVING THE COMPETENCE OF CHILDREN WITH LIMITED BACKGROUNDS.
DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN ARE CONCENTRATED IN THE INNER-CITY AREA. THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE CONCERNED THAT THE CHILD'S EXPERIENCES, BOTH AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL, HELP HIM TO REALIZE HIS CAPABILITIES BY RAISING HIS SELF-CONFIDENCE AND MOTIVATION. THE DETROIT GREAT CITIES PROGRAM CONSISTS OF FIVE PARTS. THE FIRST PART IS CONCERNED WITH TEACHER TRAINING THROUGH WORKSHOPS AND MONTHLY PAPERS. SECONDLY, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT ARE BEING ADAPTED TO THE NEEDS AND BACKGROUNDS OF THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD. THE THIRD PART SEEKS TO MAKE CLASS ORGANIZATION MORE FLEXIBLE, ALLOWING FOR LONGER CLASSES, FIELD TRIPS, AND TEAM TEACHING. ADDITIONAL STAFF TO WORK WITH TEACHERS IN SUBJECT AREAS AND WITH STUDENT EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, AS WELL AS A SOCIAL WORKER TRAINED IN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, CONTRIBUTE TO TO THE FOURTH PART OF THE PROGRAM. PART FIVE CONCERNS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. SUCH INVOLVEMENT INCLUDES DAY CAMPS, LIBRARY FACILITIES, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES, TEACHER ASSISTANTS, AND EXTENSIVE USE OF YMCA AND YWCA FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS. APPROXIMATELY 250 EVENING CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH WERE HELD LAST YEAR. THE DETROIT PROJECT EMPLOYS A FULL TIME EVALUATOR WHO SEEKS TO EVALUATE THE ACADEMIC AND SOCIOLOGICAL PROGRESS OF THE PARTICIPANTS.
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Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)