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ERIC Number: ED001467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan-5
Pages: 81
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PILOT PROJECT IN COMPENSATORY EDUCATION.
LOWE, FRANK; AND OTHERS
SAN DIEGO HAD MANY DEPRESSED URBAN AREAS WITH A HIGH INCIDENCE OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND PHYSICAL DETERIORATION. THE DISADVANTAGED YOUNGSTERS OFTEN CAME FROM BROKEN HOMES, MANY BECAME DROPOUTS AND JUVENILE DELINQUENTS. THE GOALS FOR THE SAN DIEGO PILOT PROJECT IN COMPENSATORY EDUCATION WERE (1) TO IMPROVE INDIVIDUAL COMPETENCY IN THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS, (2) TO IMPROVE STUDENTS' SELF-IMAGE, (3) TO AID STUDENTS IN RELATING THEIR ABILITIES AND INTEREST TO LIFE GOALS, (4) TO DEVELOP TEACHER UNDERSTANDING OF PROJECT STUDENTS, (5) TO INCREASE PARENT'S ASPIRATION LEVELS FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, AND (6) TO PROVIDE PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE AND PARENT PARTICIPATION IN ADULT CLASSES FOR THOSE FROM UNDERPRIVILEGED AREAS. THREE ELEMENTARY AND TWO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS WERE SELECTED. THREE ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS WERE DESIGNATED AS CONTROL SCHOOLS. MANY ADJUSTMENTS WERE MADE TO MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THE PROJECT STUDENTS IN CURRICULUM AND COUNSELING. A MUCH WIDER VARIETY OF REAL AND VISUAL EXPERIENCES THAN IS USUAL WAS PROVIDED FOR THE EDUCATIONAL, OCCUPATIONAL AND CULTURAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS. SPECIAL MATERIALS, PARTICULARLY AUDIOVISUAL, WERE PROVIDED. INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING ACTIVELY INVOLVED THE STUDENT IN PLANNING FOR HIMSELF. OUTSIDE SPEAKERS FROM DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS IMPROVED STUDENTS' SELF-IMAGE AND ASPIRATION LEVELS. THERE WAS A BENEFIT IN ENCOURAGING AN EXPERIMENTAL ATTITUDE IN THE TEACHERS. INSERVICE EDUCATION OF THE STAFF WAS IMPORTANT. TEACHERS WERE INVOLVED IN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COUNSELING PROGRAM. STAFF MEMBERS FELT THAT SMALLER CLASSES AND FEWER INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS WERE NEEDED IN ORDER TO PLAN AND PROVIDE BETTER INSTRUCTION. INCREASED RESOURCE STAFF WAS EFFECTIVE AND ESSENTIAL. PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCES WERE VALUABLE TO BOTH PARENT AND CHILD, THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY AGENCIES' INVOLVEMENT WAS STRESSED.
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Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Diego)