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ERIC Number: ED001472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 83
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COMPENSATORY EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION BOOKLET FOR 1964-1965.
CARLSON, ARTHUR G.; WALKER, EVELYNNE
WEST FRESNO, A DEPRESSED URBAN AREA WITH HOUSING AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, HAD CERTAIN SOCIAL FRICTIONS BETWEEN THE TWO MINORITY GROUPS OF THE AREA, NEGROES AND MEXICANS. ONE OF THE STRENGTHS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS THE CONCERN OF SOME PARENTS AND LAY GROUPS FOR THE YOUTH AND THEIR PROBLEMS. A BREAKTHROUGH PROJECT WAS PROPOSED FOR SIX ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, ONE JUNIOR AND ONE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. THE DROPOUT RATE WAS HIGH AND READING LEVELS IN ALL GRADES WERE LOW. IN ORDER TO RAISE THE ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL AND THE EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL EXPECTANCY OF THE WEST SIDE, THE PROPOSAL AIMED (1) TO DEVELOP AN INSERVICE PROGRAM TO HELP TEACHERS UNDERSTAND THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE CHILD AND WAYS OF HANDLING ATTITUDES OF THE CHILD, HIS PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY, (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 SCHOOL PROVIDING NEEDED EXPERIENCES FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AND PARENT EDUCATION ON THE CULTURAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND EDUCATIONAL 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 FRESNO STATE COLLEGE AND THE MANY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE AREA IN THIS EFFORT. EVALUATIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR EACH OF THE PROGRAMS DEVELOPED IN THIS PROJECT WERE DESCRIBED. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATION INCLUDED HELPING WITH THE PRESCHOOL AND TAKING FIELD TRIPS. THE INSERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM EMPHASIZED CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AND PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING MEETINGS AND OUT-OF-DISTRICT WORKSHOPS. A READING PROGRAM AND A BIG BROTHER PROGRAM INVOLVING CITIZENS WERE ALSO UNDERTAKEN.
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Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California; California (Fresno)