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ERIC Number: ED001471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct-30
Pages: 1
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BISHOP UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPENSATORY EDUCATION, PROJECT NARRATIVE REPORT 1963-64.
GARDNER, SIDNEY L.
THE BISHOP UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPENSATORY EDUCATION PROJECT PROPOSED TO STUDY THE SOCIOECONOMIC AND ANTHROPOLOGIC IMPACT OF THE PIUTE INDIAN CULTURE ON THE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILDREN AS IT RELATED TO LEARNING IN THE FORMAL EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. A PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS WAS ESTABLISHED, AND PARENT EDUCATION WAS PROVIDED, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDREN'S COMPLETING AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. ACTIVITIES INCLUDED A CLASS FOR 4-YEAR-OLD INDIAN CHILDREN WHICH MET FOR 2 HOURS DAILY IN A KINDERGARTEN ROOM. THIS CLASS CENTERED ON EDUCATIONAL READINESS AND TRAINING IN CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL ROUTINES. INDIVIDUAL TESTING BY THE DISTRICT PSYCHOLOGIST WAS COMPLETED FOR EACH BOY AND GIRL. FIELD TRIPS WERE SCHEDULED, AND MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR PARENTS WERE HELD TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM OF THE CLASSES. INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION WAS GIVEN TO UPGRADE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE INDIAN PUPILS WHO TESTED BELOW GRADE LEVEL. ONE OF THE MOST BENEFICIAL RESULTS WAS THE INCREASED INTEREST OF THE INDIAN BOYS AND GIRLS AND THEIR PARENTS IN THE SCHOOL AND ITS PROGRAM. ENTHUSIASM OF THE CHILDREN DEMONSTRATED THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Bishop Union Elementary School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Paiute (Tribe)