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ERIC Number: ED001455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun-4
Pages: 105
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PILOT PROJECT IN COMPENSATORY EDUCATION. FINAL REPORT.
KRATT, EDWIN C.; AND OTHERS
WEST FRESNO WAS A TYPICAL DEPRESSED URBAN AREA WITH HOUSING AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. ADDED TO THESE WERE CERTAIN SOCIAL FRICTIONS BETWEEN THE TWO MINORITY GROUPS OF THE AREAS, NEGROES AND MEXICANS. THE OBJECTIVES OF FRESNO'S PILOT MCATEER PROJECT WERE (1) TO DEVELOP AN INSERVICE PROGRAM PROMOTING TEACHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE CHILD, (2) TO ORGANIZE A CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HELP FIND SOLUTIONS TO SCHOOL PROBLEMS, (3) TO EXTEND SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, (4) TO ESTABLISH A PARENT COOPERATIVE NURSERY PROVIDING NEEDED EXPERIENCES FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AND PARENT EDUCATION ON THE CULTURAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, (5) TO ENCOURAGE SCHOOL AND PARENT SPONSORED ACTIVITIES FOR CULTURAL ENRICHMENT, SUCH AS FIELD TRIPS, CONCERTS, AND SPEAKERS, (6) TO PROVIDE STUDY HALL FACILITIES AND TUTORING SERVICES IN THE EVENINGS, (7) TO EXTEND PARENT EDUCATION TO MEET THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF IN-MIGRANT PARENTS, AND (8) TO INVOLVE THE FRESNO STATE COLLEGE AND THE MANY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE AREA IN THIS EFFORT. EVALUATION INCLUDED BOTH SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE DATA. PRE- AND POST-TESTING, AND CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS WERE USED WITH SOME PROGRAMS. PARENT, TEACHER AND STUDENTS NOTED CHANGES IN ATTITUDE, ATTENDANCE, CITIZENSHIP, AND SELF-IMAGE OF THE UNDERACHIEVERS. DATA COLLECTED SUPPORTED THE IDEA OF A PRESCHOOL. PARENT EDUCATION SHOULD BE EXPANDED, PARTICULARLY AT THE PRESCHOOL LEVEL, INCLUDING INFORMATION ON HEALTH SERVICES. INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING WAS ESSENTIAL TO A COMPENSATORY PROGRAM, AS WERE FIELD TRIPS. MORE EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON READING IN THE PRIMARY GRADES. IT WAS ESSENTIAL THAT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING BE USED TO PROMOTE RESEARCH, PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE EDUCATION, NEW TECHNIQUES, AND MATERIALS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED. COURSES ON THE CULTURE AND BACKGROUND OF VARIOUS ETHNIC GROUPS SHOULD BE OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM. CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY COULD GIVE A HELPING HAND TO POTENTIAL DROPOUTS.
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Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Fresno)