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ERIC Number: ED001453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul-16
Pages: 110
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COMPENSATORY EDUCATION, A PROGRESS REPORT OF EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS.
WRIGHT, JOHN W.
IN THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, THE SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHING PROGRAM PROVIDED AFTER-SCHOOL INSTRUCTION. IN SIX SCHOOLS IN CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED AREAS, CLASSES INCLUDED REMEDIAL READING, ARITHMETIC IMPROVEMENT, LANGUAGE ARTS, LIBRARY ACTIVITIES, INDIVIDUALIZED TUTORING, STUDENT LEADERSHIP, AND CLUBS TO ENCOURAGE INTEREST IN SPECIAL AREAS. EVALUATION INDICATED THAT THE CLASSES HELPED CHANGE PUPILS' ATTITUDES, AND HELPED DEVELOP SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SECURITY. A FOUR PHASE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO GIVE ADDITIONAL SERVICES IN THE AREAS OF BASIC READING, AFTER-SCHOOL LIBRARY SERVICE, EVENING COUNSELING, AND SCHOOL COMMUNITY COORDINATION WAS INITIATED IN THREE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND TWO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. THE PURPOSES OF THE BASIC READING PROGRAM WERE TO IMPROVE BASIC READING SKILLS, TO IMPROVE REGULAR CLASS ACHIEVEMENT, TO EFFECT CHANGES IN STUDENT ATTITUDES, TO HELP SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AND TO IMPROVE TEACHING METHODS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FOR ONE YEAR. THE AFTER-SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAM PROVIDED FACILITIES FOR STUDENTS TO STUDY, ASSISTANCE IN THE USE OF REFERENCE MATERIALS, ENCOURAGEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT READING, AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN RELATED LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. THE EVENING COUNSELING PROGRAM OFFERED ADDITIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES TO STUDENTS WHO ENTERED SPECIAL SCHOOLS, WERE POTENTIAL DROPOUTS, OR WERE ACADEMICALLY TALENTED. IT ALSO AIMED TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS OF THESE STUDENTS AND TO STRENGTHEN EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL PLANNING. THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY COORDINATION PROGRAM PROVIDED IMMEDIATE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS NEW TO THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY, AND ATTEMPTED TO ENCOURAGE ACTIVE INTEREST OF PARENTS IN THEIR CHILD'S EDUCATION AND IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITES. THE GREAT STRENGTHS OF THE PROGRAM WERE EVIDENCED BY THE RESULTS OF ASSISTANCE, AND BY IMPROVED COMMUNICATION WITH THE COMMUNITY. THE CHILD OBSERVATION PROJECT PROVIDED ENRICHED EXPERIENCES FOR BOTH PARENTS AND CHILDREN. FINAL REPORT INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles)