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ERIC Number: ED001463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 163
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BASIC GUIDE FOR SPECIAL TRAINING CLASSES IN THE PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.
KICKBUSHCH, GERALDINE; AND OTHERS
SPECIAL TRAINING CLASSES WERE PROVIDED FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE NOT AS READY FOR ACADEMIC LEARNING AS OTHER CHILDREN. REASONS A STUDENT NEEDED A SPECIAL TRAINING CLASS INCLUDED--LANGUAGE OR A CULTURAL HANDICAP, AND BIRTH INJURIES OR LATER IMPAIRMENT FROM ILLNESSES. IN CASE OF EMOTIONAL BLOCKS WHICH STAND IN THE WAY OF NORMAL ACHIEVEMENT, A CHILD WOULD FIND SHELTER AND UNDERSTANDING IN SPECIAL TRAINING UNTIL HE WAS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN REGULAR CLASSES. SPECIAL TRAINING CLASSES TRIED TO HELP THE STUDENT BECOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE LIKE OTHERS IN HIS AGE GROUP. THE TEACHER'S OBJECTIVE WAS TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH INCREASED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BECAME POSSIBLE. THE PRIMARY DEPARTMENT (GRADES 1,2, AND 3) REMAINED IN A SELF-CONTAINED ROOM WITH THE SAME TEACHER FOR THREE YEARS. THE INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT (GRADES 4,5, AND 6) WAS SIMILARLY ARRANGED. THERE WERE TWO GROUPS AT THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, A TERMINAL GROUP REMAINED IN ONE ROOM WHILE THOSE WHO WOULD ENTER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WERE IN A DEPARMENTALIZED PROGRAM. THE SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS WERE TAUGHT ALL SUBJECTS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION BY ONE TEACHER. CLASS SIZE AT ALL LEVELS WAS LIMITED TO FIFTEEN STUDENTS. A TEACHER'S GUIDE FOR EACH LEVEL WAS PRESENTED WITH AN INTRODUCTION, LIST OF OBJECTIVES, SAMPLE UNIT, SCOPE OF CLASSES, AND RESOURCE MATERIALS.
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Authoring Institution: Palo Alto Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Palo Alto)